Essential Architecture- California

Jonas Salk Institute for Biological Studies

architect

Louis Kahn

location

10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California

date

1962-66 (R:1959-65)

style

Modern

construction

off form concrete

type

Education
 
  a: court, from west, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
 
  b: court, from east, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
 
  c: water channel in court, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
 
  e: oblique view of court, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
 
  f: study wing, photo 1982, M. Brack.
   
  g: detail of study windows, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
and staircase connecting office and labs, photo 1996, M. Brack.
 
  i: north flank, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
 
  j: distant view from sea side, photo, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
   
  k: interior, photo 1977, J. Nicholais (Drexel U.).
 
  m: oblique view of eastern approach, photo 1976, M. Clausen.
   
  n: passage detail, photo 1976, M. Clausen.
   
  p: detail, concrete work & rain gutters, photo 1976, M. Clausen.
 

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