ARCH 793B : Directed Design Research (Thesis)

Fan Zhou

According to the understanding of Louis Kahn’s Phillips Exeter Library, good architecture should be designed from an intuitive feeling including the architect’s experience and esthetics. Then, after doing the unmeasurable things, architects should think of making architecture in a more programmatic and workable way, which we can consider as a measurable process that makes those unmeasurable conceptual ideas into a measurable and controllable project. Finally, after a practical and reasonable process, architects should go back to the unmeasurable things which means how to make the architecture more spiritual and unique and make it exist beyond the time dimension.