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Interior of Louis Kahn's 1971 Korman House to be Redesigned

Interior of Louis Kahn's 1971 Korman House to be Redesigned
Interior of Louis Kahn's 1971 Korman House to be Redesigned

Though Louis Kahn turned down developer Steven Korman numerous times, the would-be patron persisted and eventually convinced Kahn to accept the commission for a residence which was to contain “rooms large enough to play football in.” Located in Forth Washington, Pennsylvania, the Korman house would be Kahn’s final residential project.

The house, considered a masterpiece, is characterized not only by Kahn’s assiduous sense of order, but also a unique combination of materials that create a play of structure and light. Decades after the original 1971 commission, Korman's son Larry has now selected New York based-designer Jennifer Post to take on the task of redesigning the interior space of the house.

The Korman house is the largest and most glamorous of the private homes Kahn built, with nine bathrooms, six bedrooms, and a two-story, glass-walled living room looking out on an 80-acre site. The house is a showcase of exquisite materials, with its exterior made of cypress, glass and brick, including three 30 ft. brick chimneys, as well as a concrete foundation. The interior is composed of douglas fir beams, white oak, and pine ceilings. 

After discovering Jennifer Post's work while reviewing a copy of her recent monograph, Jennifer Post: Pure Space, Larry Korman concluded that Post and Kahn "...really speak the same language in their work" and that Post "...would be able to reinterpret Kahn’s interior vision with a more modern point of view." Work on the project recently began and is slated for completion by mid-2014.

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Becky Quintal
Cite: Becky Quintal. "Interior of Louis Kahn's 1971 Korman House to be Redesigned" 10 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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