Nathaniel Kahn, the illegitimate son of respected New York architect, Louis I. Kahn, who died in 1974, undertakes a five year, worldwide exploration to understand his long-dead father. Kahn, considered by many architectural historians to have been the most important architect of the second half of the twentieth century, was a Jewish immigrant who overcame poverty and the effects of a devastating childhood accident. Kahn created a handful of intensely powerful and spiritual buildings. But his personal life was filled with secrets and chaos.
 

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The secret life of architectural genius Louis Kahn.

Nathanial Kahn was the illegitimate son of renowned architect Louis Kahn, who died when Nathaniel was just 11 years old. My Architect follows the young Kahn?s attempt to understand his father through his buildings, travelling from the US to Bangladesh and Jerusalem.My Architect is an intriguing documentary where we learn, not only about the talents and secrets of Louis Kahn, but we also gain a greater understanding of the role and importance of architecture as it defines a city and its people.