Alternative Histories: fala atelier on Louis Kahn

fala atelier, Louis Kahn’s site plan for an office building, 2018. Cardboard, coloured paper, 350 × 350 × 500 mm.
Louis Kahn (1901–1974), site plan for an office building, Kansas City, 1972. Black chalk on buff trace, 463 × 597 mm. DMC 2329.

Supreme efficiency. For the cost of one millimetre of pencil lead, a few careful shapes define the volume, its load-bearing structure, the metrics of the facades and the distinction between services and open areas.

We thought five pillars would be enough, and that the rhythm of the elevations would benefit from alternating essences of wood. Faux marble ends the composition, crowned by a small vase, and a pencil holder.

– fala atelier