Integrating Architecture and Structural Form in Tall Steel
... iron. The Chicago School developed a form of
skeleton construction fully consistent with the later
ideas of the 20th century. The impressive skyscrapers pioneered in Chicago, have become the dominant architectural elements of the city. This new
building type contributed to a new rational understandi ...
... cantilevered roofs created long lines that
matched the horizon. These roof forms also
controlled the amount of natural light coming into
the space. The plans radiate out from the central
fireplace / Stairway. He creates a series of raised
patios in effort to control the flow in and out of
the house. ...
The Development of Architecture in the 20th Century
... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Mies was director of the Bauhaus
from 1930 until it closed, at which time he
left for the United States and became a
highly-influential architect and instructor at
Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology
(IIT). He developed a style that was angular
and spare, typically u ...
1. Hi everyone, today I will present you `the new brutalism` by Reyner
... comprising an international selection of buildings. His contention was that the interplay of
ethics and aesthetics defined production and reception of brutalism.
3. Reyner Banham was one of the most influential writers on architecture, design, and
popular culture from the mid1950s to the late 1980s. ...
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect. He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern architecture.Mies, like many of his post-World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth-century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces. He strove toward an architecture with a minimal framework of structural order balanced against the implied freedom of free-flowing open space. He called his buildings ""skin and bones"" architecture. He sought a rational approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design, but he was always concerned with expressing the spirit of the modern era. He is often associated with his quotation of the aphorisms, ""less is more"" and ""God is in the details"".