Curtis B. Wayne celebrates light and architecture today by reading Louis Kahn’s famous American Institute of Architect Gold Medal acceptance speech, “The Room, The Street, and Human Agreement”. Listen in to hear the parallels between Kahn’s speech and last week’s discussion with Robert Lamb Hart concerning light and defining place. Later, Curtis touches on the definition of ‘home’ in light of Kahn’s speech. What elements of shelter come to establish a home? Curtis wraps up the episode by reading a highly architectural poem by W.B. Yeats. Don’t miss this installment of Burning Down the House! This episode has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.
“Too often architectural design is composition that has nothing to do with human agreement.” [31:00]
— Curtis B. Wayne on Burning Down the House