Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

Contemporary renovations and beautiful, modern residential architecture

Kahn's Fisher House–Furniture rooted & attached like Architecture

One of the more intriguing takeaways from Louis Kahn's Fisher House is the relationship between Architecture and Furniture. Generally the two are separate disciplines: Architecture is rooted and expresses its gravitas whereas Furniture is mobile and lightweight. Kahn designs a built-in window seat that blurs the line between the two.


The Approach

The Approach


Louis Kahn's Sketch of the formal elevation that looks out over the view

Louis Kahn's Sketch of the formal elevation that looks out over the view

The window seat. The TV is the dissonant detail! Ha! Not really but it's interesting to see what people do. The drawing below illustrates the original window seat design that has legs that extend to the floor.

The window seat. The TV is the dissonant detail! Ha! Not really but it's interesting to see what people do. The drawing below illustrates the original window seat design that has legs that extend to the floor.

Edward Ford's incisive axonometric of the window seat.

Edward Ford's incisive axonometric of the window seat.