Photos Part.1

Photos Part.2



The Human Place

"...The Architect is directly engaged in the circumstantial in building with materials and in making history. A great architect recognizes the circumstantial changes in a culture and embodies that change in buildings. By this measure, Kahn was great architect. But there is another kind of measure, one that transcends a particular time, for architects who design only for their own time must also be limited by that time. Kahn also explored the eternal in nature, in humanity, and in architecture. He designed his buildings in response to beginnings outside of time, as well as the immediate uses called for by his clients. A great building is built with the recognition that uses change over the years and over the centuries, but that deep parts of human being do not change. A great building tells those who first use it the meaning of their age, and to those of the future, it tells the stories of its past. And it tells all people about the eternal beyond time. It was by being in touch with the eternal that Kahn achieved a greatness far beyond that which can be accorded by any given time, Kahn was in touch with the Tao of architecture…”

John Lobell, “Human Place.” In Between silience and light: spirit in the architecture of Louis I. Kahn, 1979, Shambhala, Boston, pp. 69-70.


Mass Model

Use the function and the circulation of the space to represent the narrative - a small tower for a woman and her daughter to wait for the husband.

Draft Model



Beside Prince's Canal, Amsterdam, May...

Boats on the Prinsengracht ( Prince's Canal)

A painting depicting Amsterdam as of 1544

A bird's-eye view of Amsterdam's city center

Satellite image of Amsterdam

Wich story is most interesting?

Frans Van Mieris, A Lady Looking in a Mirror, 1670

Gerard Ter Borch, A Lady Reading a Letter, 1662-2 (Oil on canvas, 44.4*32.8cm)

Johannes Vermmer, A Girl Reaing at an Open Window, 1657 (Oil on canvas, 83*64.5cm)

Jan Steen, The Village School, 1670 (Oil on Canvas, 83.8*109.2cm)

Johannes Vermmer, A Painter in his Studio, 1666-7 (Oil on canvas, 120*100cm)

Johannes Vermmer, Allegory of Faith, 1672-3, (Oil on canvas, 113*88cm)

Johannes Vermmer, The Astronomet, 1668 (Oil on canvas,50*45cm)

Johannes Vermmer, The Geographer, 1668 (Oil on canvas, 53*46.6cm)

Johannes Vermmer, The Music Lesson, 1662 (Oil on canvas, 73.7*64.1cm)

Pieter De Hooch, At the Linen Closet, 1663 (Oil on canvas, 72*77.5cm)

Pieter De Hooch, The Courtyard of a House in Delft, 1658 (Oil on canvas, 73.5*60cm)

Pieter De Hooch, The Pantry (Oil on canvas, 65*60.5cm)