travel united states california la jolla salk institute

ARCHITECT: LOUIS I KAHN (1959-1966)

This research center dedicated to Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine, is one of my favorite uses of concrete accented with weathered wood...
and one of only two Kahn projects that I feel really make a commanding architectural statement.
Bold concrete office labs flank an open concrete patio that features a simple, but elegant, water channel that leads your eye to infinity... and ocean views beyond.

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The main courtyard, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2005.



Courtyard with its simple and dramatic water feature, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2005.



Lower patio next to the "cafe," Salk Institute, La Jolla, Callifornia, 2014.


   
Details of offices flanking lower patio, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2005.



Reflection pool with office elevations beyond, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2014.



Concrete and grapefruit, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2014.



Detail of wood window and door units, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2005.



Me, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2005.



I age, but the building edures, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 2014.





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