Mies van der Rohe: 1951-52 McCormick House Documentary

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DeStefano Partners shared with us their new documentary on Mies van der Rohe and his 1951-52 McCormick House in Elmhurst, by the Elmhurst Art Museum. Please refer to the above video for the complete documentary.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Mies van der Rohe: 1951-52 McCormick House Documentary" 18 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=161232>

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    Peter Behrens should have been mentioned in the brief of Mies history.Is essential…

    And…move the house of his site and treat it as an attachment…It really is outrageous…

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    I’m sorry, did I miss something? They moved the McCormick house from its original site and a built a crude museum around it??? Outrageous!! The relationship the house had with the carefully considered landscape was fundamental to its concept and success. This is now lost! Mies would be turning in his grave!

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    If the house was going to be moved and turned into a museum, ok, but the landscape should have been recreated and it should have been put on the site in such a way that it emulated the original site as much as possible.

    If they needed more museum space, the extra building should have been built farther away, and the Mies house should have been for special exhibitions or for receptions or something. It shouldn’t be an annex.

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