• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Are modern buildings beautiful?

For thousands of years, the most common building materials have been stone, brick and wood. They are chosen for their practicality. But they are also beautiful and charming. Modernism brought in new materials, new patterns and new beliefs. But one architect wanted his modernism to have aspects of the old and the new. This fascinating of Louis Kahn explores how he worked with traditional materials while reflecting the spirit of his time.

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