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[Parasol Houses]
[Knoll Associates Planning Unit]
perspective, plan and details of furnishings
(Louis I. Kahn, architect)
Louis I. Kahn Collection, Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania.
Local ID #: aaup.030.I.A.156.5
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Overview

  • Project Status: Unbuilt
  • Building Type: dwelling
  • Client: Knoll Associates Planning Unit

Comments

Stonorov & Kahn were invited, along with six other architectural firms, by the furntiture manufacturer Hans Knoll to join a "planning unit," set up to study the needs of contemporary households and devise new "equipment for living" -- essentially furniture and appliances -- for his clients to manufacture. These were then to be placed in an ideal architectural environment (cited from: "Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture).

 

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