A Search for the Texas Vernacular: Episode 15 (Kahn… With a Vengeance)

I like to think that I post whatever I want without worrying about the approval or admiration of family, friends, and internet strangers that access my blog however infrequently. I like to think that I have no interest in increasing my blog’s number of visitors and that all I care for is the creative process.

I like to think all of that. My thoughts are lies.

The truth is, I have a very good idea of what people are interested in seeing when visiting my blog. For example, one of the most frequently visited posts I’ve ever done was one of my very first:

A Search for the Texas Vernacular: Episode 3

I’m not sure if it is because it has been floating on the internet for over two years now, or if it is because the subject matter is a highly referenced work of architecture (in the history of the profession and in the career of Louis Kahn). Regardless, I’d be a fool not to give the people what they want. Also, as an architecture student, I’ve spent countless hours scouring the internet for images of a “famous” work of architecture other than the same shot that every tourist and their mother has. Consider this my version of paying it forward to people who have not had a chance to visit the Kimbell in person. Without further ado, an uninterrupted, full resolution, second pass at Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum.

Fort Worth, Texas: The Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum Cover

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gift Shop

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Main Volume

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gallery 1

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gallery 2

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gallery 3

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Daylighting Detail

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Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gallery 7

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gallery 8

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gallery 5

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Main volume 2

Kimbell Art Museum_Interior_Gallery 6

Kimbell Art Museum_Exertior_Courtyard

Kimbell Art Museum_Exertior_Arch and Water

Kimbell Art Museum_Exertior_1

Kimbell Art Museum_Exertior_Detail

So. What do you think? A pretty exhaustive documentation of the Kimbell Art Museum, right? There were some significant portions of the building that went un-documented due to roof restoration/construction, but I think you get the idea. Even the second time around, the Kimbell Art Museum is an architectural gem.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Assuming I am not reduced to a human puddle during summer studio…

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