Pei on Kahn

Pei on Kahn

Check out this short video about Pei regarding Kahn. Pei is enamored with Kahn’s work – especially his Salk Institute, as the building can truly stand “the test of time.” When asked about the number of buildings built in a lifetime – Pei has completed dozens of more projects than Kahn – Pei simply explained that it is “quality not quantity” and gives credit to Kahn’s few masterpieces. If you like this short clip, be sure to see the full movie, My Architect, which outlines Nathaniel Kahn’s quest to understand his late father through Louis Kahn’s architecture.

Thanks to @matthewcarbone for sharing the video. (If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Matthew also just shared a great set of photographs with us about Gehry’s Cleveland Clinic).

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Pei on Kahn" 28 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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