Monthly Archives: October 2009

The More Part…..

Chicago Federal Center: MVDR. Calder Sculpture in Foreground (photo by Argitect) “Less is More”- Mies Van Der Rohe We know that Mies was aware of the ambiguous nature of glass based on his interest in its reflective possibilities for the … Continue reading

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Material Spirituality

Top: Luxury at the Barcelona Pavilion Bottom: Velvet and Silk Cafe, 1927. Enveloping Luxury. “Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space; living, changing, new.” Mies Van Der Rohe In the previous post comparing Mies’ architecture to the … Continue reading

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Trumped!

Left: IBM by MVDR Right: Trump by SOM “The essential is what architecture is about, and we should not be afraid if that gets a little boring.” MIes Van Der Rohe. A skyscraper is built by the powerful to show … Continue reading

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"Contributions to the Epoch"

Left:Glass Skyscraper Project Mies Van Der Rohe 1922. Right: Jeanne Gang Aqua Tower 2008. “Some people think that you should always be doing something new, they ask for more and more novelty – not the essential things.” Ludwig Mies Van … Continue reading

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Less is More : More is Good?

Above: Crown Hall and Me. Below: Campus Building IIT “Less is More” – Mies Van Der Rohe “I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good.” Mies Van Der Rohe In my opinion it seems Mies Van Der … Continue reading

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