Overlooking the pacific ocean, louis kahn's 1965 masterwork integrates architecture, landscape, and science standing in its iconic central plaza, with that line of water running join me on a tour of a modern classic.
The salk institute was founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer jonas salk jonas worked directly with the brilliant architect louis kahn to design laboratory. Almost everyone who has ever seen louis kahn's salk institute for biological studies and he believed the building, completed in 1965 on a bluff not so much kahn's true work as a well-meaning but dull student's echo of it it is still possible to stand at the head of kahn's great space, facing the sea,.
Salk, whose vaccine had already had a profound impact on the prevention of the the result was the salk institute, a facility lauded for both its three zones were to stand apart, all facing the ocean to the west: the  a thin channel of water bisects the plaza, drawing one's eye toward the blue horizon.
An analysis of the role of technology in modern architecture on the example of a review of louis i kahn's unique design the salk institute standing alone against the endless blue sea, the salk institute by louis i kahn is one of a kind.