Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2002

Journal or Book Title

Why Does Modernism Refuse to Die?: Conference Proceedings

First Page

24

Last Page

27

Conference Title

ACSA Northeast Regional Meeting

Conference Date

2002

City

Montréal, QC, Canada

Abstract

Dr .Fisher tells an amusing story about the house that Louis Kahn designed for him and his wife in Hatboro, just outside Philadelphia. Soon after its completion, two of Fisher’s new neighbors walked past, pausing for a moment to consider this unusual double-cube structure. One condemned the flat-roofed house made of vertically hung natural wood siding, thinking it out of place in a neighborhood of traditional dwellings of white-painted clapboard and stone. The other reserved judgment. “I’ll wait and offer my opinion,” he declared, “when the thing is uncrated.”

Copyright Owner

School of Architecture, McGill University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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