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National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Louis Kahn, 1962-83. © Raymond Meier

Louis Kahn – The Power of Architecture

18 October 2013–26 January 2014

The National Museum – Architecture

The American architect Louis Kahn (1901–74) is one of the most influential figures of late modernism; his devotees included contemporary Norwegian architects, not least Sverre Fehn and his associates.

Kahn’s architecture is characterised by classical monumentality and adroit use of light and materials. The exhibition showcases some forty projects, most of them in America. Both legendary and less well-known aspects of Kahn’s production are illustrated by means of original models, drawings, and sketches, together with photographs, films, and newly constructed models of unrealised proposals.

"Louis Kahn – The Power of Architecture" is an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, in cooperation with the Architectural Archives of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the NAI, part of the New Institute, Rotterdam. Swarovski is Global Sponsor.

Deputy curator for the exhibition in Oslo: Eva Madshus