?????????2 538???? 538prom?????????

First Unitarian Church
 Great Buildings  Search  Advanced  Buildings  Architects  Types  Places  3D Models  Pix      
Architect Louis I. Kahn
Subscribers - login to skip ads
Location Rochester, New York   map
Date 1959 to 1967   timeline
Building Type church
 Construction System brick, concrete block, cast-in-place reinforced concrete
Climate temperate
Context suburban
Style Modern
Notes A blocky, dignified composition, with light from above for the central sanctuary.
Images

 

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Drawings

 


Axonometric Drawing

Plan Drawing

Section Drawing

3D Model
3D Massing Model (DesignWorkshop 3dmf)

3D Spatial Model (DesignWorkshop 3dmf)

Model Viewing Instructions
 
Discussion First Unitarian Church Commentary

"Kahn's initial concept sketch began with a question mark, chosen to represent the sanctuary, at the center of the building surrounded by a circle to serve as an ambulatory representing the shades of belief possible in a Unitarian congregation. Surrounding all were the classrooms of the church school, in Kahn's words 'so the school became the walls which surround the question.' ..."

— First Unitarian Church of Rochester

Resources
Sources on First Unitarian Church

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. place-at-center diagram, p198. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

Heinz Ronner, Sharad Jhaveri. Louis I. Kahn. Birkhauser Verlag, August 1996. ISBN 3-7643-1347-1. — The definitive complete works of Louis Kahn, in one large Kahn-style volume.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.—

 


 

Loading...
Web Resources
Links on First Unitarian Church

Church's own web site.

Find, add, and edit info at the all-buildings collaboration

We appreciate your  suggestions  for links about First Unitarian Church.

Loading...
 Great Buildings  Search   Model Viewing Tips              
to weekly design and building newsletters by ArchitectureWeek

Quick Search by name of Building, Architect, or Place:   
Examples:  "Fallingwater",  "Wright",  "Paris"       Advanced Search
Send this to a friend | Contribute | | Link | Credits | | | Suggestions

Special thanks to our including
, and .
 

© 1994-2013  All Rights Reserved.
http://kingatl.com/buildings/First_Unitarian_Church.html