marina city, bertrand goldberg, river north, 1964.

marina city, bertrand goldberg, river north, 1964.

330 n. wabash (ibm plaza). ludwig mies van der rohe, river north, 1973.

330 n. wabash (ibm plaza). ludwig mies van der rohe, river north, 1973.

2400 n. lakeview ave., ludwig mies van der rohe, 1963, lincoln park.

2400 n. lakeview ave., ludwig mies van der rohe, 1963, lincoln park.

space and light and order. those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep. ~le corbusier

jay pritzker pavilion, aon center - chicago. frank gehry, edward durrell stone, 2004, 1973.

jay pritzker pavilion, aon center - chicago. frank gehry, edward durrell stone, 2004, 1973.

people who live over waterfalls …

rustybridge:

… should throw raging parties every night according to this comic of Iconic Houses including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater from Incidental Comics.

mies. calder. kluczynski federal building, dirksen federal building, flamingo. 1960-74, chicago.

mies. calder. kluczynski federal building, dirksen federal building, flamingo. 1960-74, chicago.

maybe i am a postmodernist

I suppose Postmodernists aren’t big fans of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. I’m not really a postmodernist. Maybe a little. I think to understand Mies, like pretty much anything, you have to view him in context. Glass and steel skyscrapers pepper the landscape of many major cities today, but in the 1960s, not so much. The reaction was swift but for a moment modernism gripped cities like murder grips Chicago now.

mies. loop post office. 1973.

mies. loop post office. 1973.