Louis Khan. La ricerca dell’Ordine (Louis Khan. Search for Order)
Journal Title: TERRITORIO
Author/s: Andrea Di Franco
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The famous phrase ‘Order is’, reveals a conception of order that is relative to a path of research, rather than to a defi nition of absolutes. Kahn’s order could be identifi ed with the unfolding of his experience, with the unwinding of his constantly dialectic compositions, structurally antinomic, consisting of drawings, materials and words: ‘order and design’, ‘order and form’, ‘not measurable and measurable’, symmetry and asymmetry, centred and fragmented, ‘silence and light’, nucleus and envelope, memory and a-temporality. Although all completely different one from another, his works are unequivocally parts of a single grand project which unfolds and comprises every experience and every substance to the point of implicating himself and his private sphere, so fatally absorbed by the superior order of his architectural research.
Keywords: Kahn; order; research process