Conference: A Challenge or a Gift? Conserving the Original Building Materials of Louis Kahnīs Salk Institute for Biological Studies
25th April 2017, 6:30 pm, New York University Department of Art History - Silver Center, Room 301, New York, United States of America
DATE: 25/4/2017
"Situated on a Southern California bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (1965) is one of architect Louis Kahnīs most recognized works. [...] After fifty years in an exposed marine environment, however, the building complex has shown signs ofdeterioration and weathering to a non-uniform appearance.[...] This lecture examines the decision-making processes that led to the selection of appropriate interventionfor various types of repair and conservation work at the Salk Institute."

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