(left to right) Kahn at the Kimbell Art Museum and Ando at the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth - photos by W. Mark Gunderson and Bob Wharton
Tour H: Kahn and Ando - **SOLD OUT** - 41 waitlisted
Thursday, November 7, 2013
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Class Code: 28
Room / Location
Grand Lobby / Convention Center First Floor
Early: $50.00 Advanced: $50.00 Full: $50.00
Byrne Construction Services - Title Sponsor
Project: Kimbell Art Museum (1972)
Architect: Louis I. Kahn
Associate Architect: Preston M. Geren & Associates
Contractor: Thos S. Byrne Construction
Consultants: August E. Komendant (Structural Engineering); Cowan, Love and Jackson (MEP); Richard Kelly (Lighting Consultant); George Patton, Harriet Pattison (Landscape Consultants)
Project: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2002)
Architect: Tadao Ando
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates
Consulting Architect: FitzGerald Associates Architects
Contractor: Linbeck Group
Consultants: Thornton-Tomasetti/Ellisor-Tanner Engineers (Structural Engineering); CHP and Associates Consulting Engineers (MEP); George Sexton Associates (Lighting Consultant); SWA (Landscape Consultants)
Tour Guide: Mark Gunderson, AIA, W. Mark Gunderson, Architect
The Kimbell Art Museum and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opened 30 years apart to the month. Tadao Ando was born 40 years after Louis Kahn, and his respect for Kahn is well documented. The relationship between the two museums — conceptually and physically — is rich and instructive. Kahn’s sublime structure has been a benchmark for any museum built since it opened in 1972, and Ando’s work is no exception. Their material palettes, formal discipline, regard for natural light, and landscape are primary elements. The use of counterpoint in each is reflective of the unique sensibility of each architect. Kahn was a wrestler in his youth, and Ando, a boxer.
The tour will address differences in philosophy between the two architects, differences in construction technologies and project delivery methods, and the ramifications in the built work, as well as many other details and intimate ‘behind-the-scenes’ anecdotes explaining significant choices and development in the design and construction of each project.
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