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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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  • Mies arrives in Chicago

    Mies arrives in Chicago
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, former head of the Bauhaus School of Design and a recent emigrant from Nazi Germany, was to be honored this evening on his appointment as director of the Armour Institute of Technology's department of architecture. But at a...
  • The Helmut Jahn State of Illinois Center

    The Helmut Jahn State of Illinois Center
    In a cityscape long associated with the flat, black facades of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the arrival of Helmut Jahn's State of Illinois Center was akin to Carmen Miranda crashing a black-tie ball. From the outside, where it boldly looks out on...
  • The look of 'The Great Debaters'

    The look of 'The Great Debaters'
    FILM design is about creating an atmosphere in which a story can be told. Whether it is a black college in Marshall, Texas, circa 1935 or a futuristic galaxy, the concern is to be true to the story as well as to the period and place in which it is to be...
  • Chicago landmark: Stimulus a promise

     
    by Mark Silva When they talk about "shovel-ready'' work for that $787-billion economic stimulus that President Barack Obama signed into law, they aren't talking about the landmark high-rise in Chicago where Obama staged his transition to the White House...
  • Genesee: Neoclassical home as modernist design salon

     
    When is a house not a home, you might ask? Possibly when everything in it is for sale. The project is the brainchild of the Artigas family--originally from Mexico City--who recently transformed a neoclassical home they own in West Hollywood's historic...
  • Reader Mail: Nice remodel, but where did they get that chair, lamp and fridge?

     
    After my profile on the Venice home of Scott and Sharonne Trattner ran last month, I received so many e-mails that I wanted to offer an update here. While I largely focused on how architect Talbot McLanahan helped them transform a 900-square-foot beach...
  • L.A. Modernism Show to celebrate Paul Tuttle

     
    If you hit the Los Angeles Modernism Show this weekend in Santa Monica, remember the name Paul Tuttle (1918-2002). In the annals of Los Angeles midcentury modernism, Tuttle may not loom nearly as large as Charles Eames and Pierre Koenig, but he should. He...
  • POLL: Is Roger Ebert correct to dismiss modern architecture as 'totalitarian'?

     
    Roger Ebert is giving a big thumbs-down to modern architecture. The Chicago Sun-Times film critic uses his blog to sound off on a variety of hot-button topics, from the Catholic Church to Wall Street greed. On Tuesday, Ebert posted a......
  • SFMOMA chooses architect for $250-million expansion: Norwegian firm Snøhetta

     
    Can an art museum in this economic climate raise $480 million for an ambitious expansion and endowment campaign without a world famous architect like Frank Gehry or Renzo Piano attached to the project? 

SFMOMA has just placed a very big......
  • And the walls came tumbling down

    And the walls came tumbling down
    The problem with the Mies apartment that Defne Koz and her husband, Marco Susani, were eager to live in (and had just bought) was that they really didn't like the place. And no, that's not odd. We're talking Ludwig Mies van der Rohe here—a...
  • Chicago architecture gains national attention

    Chicago architecture gains national attention
    The Modernist IBM Building designed by Mies van der Rohe and the Andersonville Commercial Historic District, both in Chicago, have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. The IBM Building at 330 N. Wabash was...
  • Elmhurst takes no shortcuts on road to livability

     Elmhurst takes no shortcuts on road to livability
    You must be a townie, says author Tracy Kidder in "Home Town," if "you don't shed identities. You accumulate them."     So Pete DiCianni admits he is the product of the "seven-kids, one-bathroom bungalow" on Highland Avenue, the father who campaigns...