The Philips Exeter Academy Library Building

The Philips Exeter Academy Library Building

Bruce J.
The Philips Exeter Academy Library Building - Philips Exeter Academy - Exeter, New Hampshire Begun 1967 Completed 1972 "Exeter began with the periphery, where the light is. I felt the reading room would be where a person is alone near a widow. and I felt that would be a private carrel, a kind of discovered place in the folds of construction. I made the outer depth of the building like a brick doughnut, independent of the books. I made the inner depth of the building like a concrete doughnut, where the books are stored away from the light. The center area is a result of the two contiguous doughnuts; it's just the entrance where the books are visible all around you through the big circular openings. So you feel the building has the invitation of books." Louis Kahn The Mind of Louis Kahn page 77
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