AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun

AD Classics: AD Classics: Kunsthaus Bregenz / Peter Zumthor

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Bregenz, Austria

AD Classics: Indian Institute of Management / Louis Kahn

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Ahmedabad, India
  • Architects: Louis Kahn
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  1974

AD Classics: National Assembly Building of Bangladesh / Louis Kahn

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Modernist architecture is traditionally understood to be utilitarian, sleek, and most of all without context, such that it can be placed in any context and still stay true to aesthetic principles and its functional requirements. However, Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building of Bangladesh in Dhaka is an extraordinary example of modern architecture being transcribed as a part of Bangali vernacular architecture. The National Assembly building, completed in 1982, stands as one of Kahn’s most prominent works, but also as a symbolic monument to the government of Bangladesh.