This unit was split into two seperate design assignments;
one was the investigation of a building by a well known architect
and the other was for the design of a small reading room influenced
by that research. For the first project I looked at the architecture
of Louis Kahn. Specifically the Fisher House and the Esherick House.
In my analysis I paid specific attention to Kahn's ideas of "Form and Order"
and “Silence and Light” In the planning and construction of his buildings.
For the design of the reading room, Kahn's method of geometrically ordering
plans and elevations allowed the space to function effectively as a reading
room while the elevated and louvred windows were designed to allow sunlight
to reflect off the masonry walls creating an adjustable diffuse light that
allows the space to remain private while maintaining an adequate amount of