A Louis Kahn–Inspired Barn That’s Lined With Floor-to-Ceiling Shutters

Giant shutters open and close a rural Pennsylvania residence, tempering light and heat.

Anyone who asks Jim Cutler to design a home faces three facts. First, he’s a disciple of Louis Kahn, having studied with him for a year in 1974. Second, the homes he designs belong as much to him as to their owners. And third, he’s an artist.

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J. Michael Welton
J. Michael Welton is architecture critic for the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His work has appeared in national and international publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Metropolis, Interior Design,...


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