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AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe

01:00 - 11 December, 2013
AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe, © Jamie Schafer
© Jamie Schafer

Situated at the eastern edge of Downtown Detroit, Lafayette Park constitutes the world's largest collection of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe. The 78-acre complex was completed in 1959, just after Crown Hall and the Seagram Building. It is not as well known as several Mies projects of that decade, however, and many critics argue the project deserves greater recognition. One of the first examples of urban renewal, it is a testament to the development's design that it remains a vibrant neighborhood more than fifty years after its construction.

AD Classics: Chicago Federal Center / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 12 February, 2013
AD Classics: Chicago Federal Center / Mies van der Rohe, © Garrett Rock
© Garrett Rock

The Chicago Federal Center, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1974, actually consists of three buildings which are arranged around and define the Chicago Federal Plaza. On the eastern side of South Dearborn Street sits the 30-story Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. On the western side, the 42-story John C. Kluczynski Federal Building and the single story Post Office define the plaza.

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AD Classics: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe

01:00 - 9 September, 2011
AD Classics: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe, © Alexandra Timpau
© Alexandra Timpau

The Villa Tugendhat was commissioned by the wealthy newlyweds Grete & Fritz Tugendhat, a Jewish couple with family money from textile manufacturing companies in Brno. The couple met Mies van der Rohe in Berlin in 1927, and was already impressed by his design for the Zehlendorf house of Edward Fuchs. As fans of spacious homes with simple forms, Mies’ free plan method was perfect for the Tugendhats’ taste; however, he was not their only interest in an architect for their own home. They originally confronted Brno’s foremost modern architect at the time, Arnost Wiesner, but after visiting various projects by each architect, the Tugendhats ultimately went with Mies.

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AD Classics: Landhaus Lemke / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 8 August, 2011
AD Classics: Landhaus Lemke / Mies van der Rohe

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Architect

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • References

    http://www.miesvanderrohehaus.de, http://www.germangalleries.com, www.galinksy.com, www.bauhaus-online.de, www.archikey.com
  • Project Year

    1933

AD Classics: Barcelona Pavilion / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 8 February, 2011
AD Classics: Barcelona Pavilion / Mies van der Rohe, © Gili Merin
© Gili Merin

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AD Classics: AD Classics: IIT Master Plan and Buildings / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 16 May, 2010
AD Classics: AD Classics: IIT Master Plan and Buildings / Mies van der Rohe, © Hagen Stier - Crown Hall
© Hagen Stier - Crown Hall

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AD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe

01:00 - 13 May, 2010
AD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Plano, United States
  • Category

  • Architect

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  • Client

    Dr. Edith Farnsworth
  • References

    Zimmerman, Claire. Mies Van Der Rohe. Taschen America Llc, 2006. Print. and www.farnsworthhouse.org
  • Project Year

    0

AD Classics: 860-880 Lake Shore Drive / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 11 May, 2010
AD Classics: 860-880 Lake Shore Drive / Mies van der Rohe, © Hagen Stier
© Hagen Stier

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AD Classics: Seagram Building / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 10 May, 2010
AD Classics: Seagram Building / Mies van der Rohe, Courtesy of 375parkavenue.com
Courtesy of 375parkavenue.com

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the heart of New York City, the Seagram Building designed by Mies van der Rohe epitomizes elegance and the principles of modernism. The 38-story building on Park Avenue was Mies' first attempt at tall office building construction.

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Neue National Gallery in Berlin / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 14 July, 2008
Neue National Gallery in Berlin / Mies van der Rohe

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