salk institute for biological studies

architecture—no matter what the function inside the building is—has a significant influence on the system to work properly and effective.

salk institute designed by louis kahn in 1965 is a masterpiece which integrates two different fields: architecture and science. 

no wonder why dr. jonas salk—not only the discoverer of vaccine for polio, but also a man of excellent taste—commissioned kahn to design the building. his instruction was “it should be worthy of a visit by picasso” and louis kahn is an architect who treats the buildings as if they were a piece art.

diseases which effects the whole world such as aids, alzheimer, cancer and diabetes are being studied at the institute and thanks to kahn’s design decisions—with the help of its location overlooking to the pacific ocean— the building is an inspiring working space for the researches.