1.18.2008

/// suburbanites in the city: Part VII - Minimalism

“This is no less true of steel and concrete [than of wood, brick and stone]. We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material, not on the material itself....New materials are not necessarily superior. Each material is only what we make it.” - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


Mies is one of the precursors of modernism found his home here in Chicago, the city has the largest collection of Mies buildings anywhere, with a display of more than 20 buildings on the Illinois Institute of Technology only. The buildings are characterized by the sense of classical proportion expressed with modern structures and materials creating the most purest forms, a design where less is more.


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