A Study on Order Appeared in Louis I. Kahn's Atypical Spatial Arrangements - Focusing on Dominican Congregation Motherhouse -

루이스 칸의 비정형적 공간 구성에 나타나는 질서에 대한 연구 - 성 도미니크 수녀원을 중심으로 -

  • Jeon, Daeho ;
  • Park, Jin-Ho ;
  • Yu, Do Yeon
  • 전대호 ;
  • 박진호 ;
  • 유도연
  • Received : 2015.03.18
  • Accepted : 2015.06.09
  • Published : 2015.06.30


This paper deals with Louis I. Kahn's notion of order with regard to atypical spatial arrangements in Dominican Congregation Motherhouse, 1966-68. First, the development of the notion of order is discussed. Then, geometric order and spatial arrangement applied in his projects between 1950 and 1969 are surveyed. Finally, Dominican Congregation Motherhouse is analyzed with regard to its architectural characteristics. Four parts that include geometric unit's 'disposition', 'shape and size', 'angle', 'connection' are categorized for the analysis. Through the analysis, it intends to expose underlying principles of spatial organization embedded in the project.


Louis I. Kahn;Order;Geometry;Dominican Congregation Motherhouse;Room


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