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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Parenthood' features realistic living spaces

    'Parenthood' features realistic living spaces
    Set in and around Berkeley, "Parenthood" unfolds principally in three family residences that vary in architectural style. The first is the house of Zeek and Camille Braverman (Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia). "They have lived there 30 years, filled...
  • 'The Addams Family' had a rough move-in

    'The Addams Family' had a rough move-in
    The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso. It was no...
  • Hubbard Street Dance furthers its L.A. reach

    Hubbard Street Dance furthers its L.A. reach
    In Chicago they build things right -- and that goes for dance companies. In January, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago displayed its artistic vitality in Los Angeles with its splendid staging of Frederick Ashton's postwar masterpiece " Cinderella" at the...
  • California Academy of Sciences designs sustainability

    California Academy of Sciences designs sustainability
    RENZO PIANO'S original concept for the new California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park was elegantly simple: Slice out a huge, rectangular section of the park landscape, lift it 36 feet into the air and slide a new piece of architecture...
  • Must-haves for a location shoot

    Thousands of L.A. residents register their properties with agencies that negotiate usage fees for film, television and still photography. Film and TV shoots are time- and labor-intensive and involve lots of equipment, but the fees are high. Fashion shoots...
  • A fresh journey for familiar forms

    A fresh journey for familiar forms
    New York — DIPPED in a garish green rubbery coating, the ornate Louis-style dining chairs from Six Inch of Belgium looked like irradiated doggy chew toys. The white fiberglass centipede reared on its legs was really Scolopendra, a 7-foot floor...
  • 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...
  • 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...