I met him in a book about education. The book mentions a subtle passage he has said: a person sits under a tree and talks to a group of people about his claims. This person does not know that he is a teacher, and the group does not know that he is a student. This person is really good at speaking! All the listeners were impressed. They thought, how good it would be to leave this person alone! Thus, the establishment of “a space” has the earliest schools.
The eyes have been lingering in this passage for a long time. At the same time, I also remembered the name of a person: Louis Kahn.
With curiosity, I searched for information about American architect Louis Con, and read the documentary “My Architects – Finding Fathers” by his illegitimate son Nathanie Kahn, who will be Louis. · Kang’s picture of the work is put into the “favorites”… In this way, Louis Kang became a vivid symbol that I couldn’t get away while walking and lying for a certain period of time.
He is a low energy child. He has the ability to mess things up in his life – he travels around, “only the tie and the book are always by his side”; he sleeps on the floor of the studio, using the blanket as a bed; he looks, eyes It seems to be suffering from “retinal detachment”; when he is talking to others, he often makes the other person mistakenly think that he has encountered a madman; he said: I know so little about life, except for architecture, I will not do anything.
He is a person with obvious moral defects. He refused to accept monogamy. On emotional issues, he is like a child to listen to the domination of desire. He has a wife and two lovers and has a child with them. However, he was not able to assume the responsibility of being a husband and father. He let the six people who love him fall into endless waiting and suffering. He said: “Only work makes me feel reliable.”
However, he is not a young architect, or the goddess of fortune has not paid attention to him too early. Before the age of 50, it can be regarded as the “clam shell period” of Louis Kang. His “clam shell period” is so long, and it is so long that people think that the myth of breaking the butterfly can no longer belong to him. However, his heart did not die. Like an active volcano, he quietly accumulates strength, waiting for the inevitable arrival of the moment of eruption.
“An architect must have the minds of philosophers, the vision of sociologists, the precision and practice of engineers, the sensitivity of psychologists, the insight of writers, and the expressive power of artists.” This passage is what Liang Sicheng said. I used to think that Liang Sicheng said that he has done all the qualities that an outstanding architect should have. However, Louis Kang made me understand that there is another important point that Liang Sicheng did not say, that is, the saint-like religious feelings.
Louis Kang is undoubtedly the best interpreter of this feeling.
Rather than saying that architecture and the city are his lover who never tires, it is better to say that architecture and the city are his belief that he will never fall.
After defining the school in such a warm and apt manner, he also subtly defined the religion: “It transcends your selfish self-consciousness – people gather to form a mosque or legislature… because the building is enclosed When people enter it, they will have a feeling similar to blood relationship.” He stubbornly believes that a good architect must be able to go back and “listen to the original voice.” It is because he has a pair of ears that can capture the ancient sounds sensitively, so that he can gain the essence and essence of architecture, and he can see himself as an indispensable part of the human history history chain. In the past, ploughing in the present, caring for the future.
He abandoned utilitarianism just as he abandoned the cliché. In poor India, he found a strong sense of belonging. Years later, when his son first traveled to India, he could not help but wonder in the tattered streets where there was no sense of order: “What is the power, let an old man leave the warm home, alone? One person has repeatedly traveled to such a place?” Yes, Louis Kang is not coming to the gold rush. He is looking for the piece of “the most suitable land for building.” In Louis Kang, architecture is the faith itself. He uses architecture to express his understanding of the world and his deep love for mankind. His “all-round and incompetent mixture” found a reason to live in the building. He completed the beautiful lyrics of life with his architectural style of “quiet calmness and humble dignity”.
When he died, this talented architect has gone bankrupt.
Behind him, the Yale University Art Museum, the Esset Library, the Dhaka Government Center, and the Campbell Museum stand erect, and realize the “human-world dialogue with the gods” in the language of “quietness” and “brightness”; His hometown of Philadelphia was so sad that he had too little of his work; Bangladesh, who left him with too many footprints, was secretly fortunate because he had “has his last work”; his two lovers were unmarried for the rest of their lives. Single mothers endure gossip, they are more like believers and preachers; his illegitimate son Nathaniel Kang pursues his footprints in every corner of the world, and he is cast in the Dhaka government center. His eyes were brought into the building. After the eye masks were removed, he looked at the gray and red static buildings. He could not help but cry. He said: “In this journey, the image of the father is gradually clear. He is a mortal, Not a myth. The more I know him, the more I miss him. I hope that the reality is not the case, but my father has chosen the life he loves. I really can’t bear to leave. Time flies, many years I think I finally found the right time and place, say goodbye. ”
Louis Kang found a father who owed him a lot, but after he died, he used his architecture to talk to his son. In this sense, Louis Kang left too much too for Nathaniel Kang. Nathaniel Kang, who is a good brother, has no reason to be alone; and what about us? We have found an uncompromising “architectural poetry”, a saint who regards architecture as a religion. He was born for architecture and died for architecture. He used architecture to describe the spiritual comfort and ultimate concern for human beings— – We saw a great legend.
Hurrying in the city where Luis Kang’s inspiration has never been shined, my person who talks with his children about the idea under the tree every day can’t help but think of his theory: “In the process of a child’s growth, excellent The urban environment will tell him what he should do and how to do it.”
I can’t forget the person who was only loyal to the building in his life.