Architecture and Geometry

I’m still attending the Anja S. Greer Math Conference at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. The library was designed by Louis Kahn. It is basically a giant cube:

However, once you enter the building, you are inside a stunning, open space that is full of natural light. I teach geometry, so the first thing that struck me were all the geometric forms Kahn incorporates into the design. In the slideshow below, see how many you can find:

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Finally, here’s a short film that gives a nice sense of the beauty of the building:

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