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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1957-1961 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorKahn, Louis Isidoreen_US
dc.date1957-1961en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T14:26:12Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T14:26:12Z
dc.date.issued1957-1961en_US
dc.identifier213378en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 117en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/120780
dc.descriptionClose view at the base of the building; Kahn introduced the concept of 'servant and served spaces', which he extended in the Richards Medical Research Laboratories, University of Pennsylvania (1957-1961). This referred to the primary spaces within the building ('served') and the spaces reserved for equipment or ancillary uses ('servant'). The larger, internally undivided 'served' spaces of the Richards towers employ an innovative and finely scaled precast concrete frame that reveals its jointing and the attenuation of forces from support to periphery. The complement of this articulate structure is the finely detailed brick infill and fenestration. The intended complementarity of site, structure, space, function, construction, materials and form at the Richards Laboratories provided an invigorating stimulus to the rethinking of architecture ca. 1960. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/3/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete; brick; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectscientific or medicalen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleRichards Medical Research Laboratories, University of Pennsylvaniaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-KL-ML-B3en_US
vra.culturalContextAmericanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktyperesearch laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.displayLouis Isidore Kahn (American architect, 1901-1974)en_US


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