Tag: Mies van der Rohe

Tour renovated Lakeview apartments at The Van der Rohe

Tour renovated Lakeview apartments at The Van der Rohe

The recently renovated 15-story The Van der Rohe, 2933 N Sheridan Road, was designed by modernist master Mies van der Rohe. The building has a ...
Video tour – Lakeview apartments at The Van der Rohe

Video tour – Lakeview apartments at The Van der Rohe

The Van der Rohe, 2933 N Sheridan Road, is a recently-renovated 15-story building designed by modernist master Mies van der Rohe. The building ...
A sunny southwest corner at a Mies masterpiece

A sunny southwest corner at a Mies masterpiece

Earlier this week Chicago Magazine reported that sales at Mies van der Rohe's 860-880 Lake Shore Drive "took off late in 2014 and have not abated ...
Affordable modern apartments in a prime East Hyde Park location

Affordable modern apartments in a prime East Hyde Park location

Modernist master Mies van der Rohe designed the Algonquin Apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, in the early 1950s. Several years ago the apartme ...
An affordable Hyde Park 2-bedroom steps from the Metra

An affordable Hyde Park 2-bedroom steps from the Metra

The rapidly-developing retail and restaurant scene along 53rd Street in Hyde Park has North Siders taking a look at a neighborhood they'd never pr ...
A 2-bedroom home that Mies might approve

A 2-bedroom home that Mies might approve

The just-listed 2-bedroom, 2-bath home at Commonwealth Plaza, 340 W Diversey, is billed as a "Mies masterpiece." Shall we shorten that to Miesterp ...
Trash-talking the lowly garbage chute

Trash-talking the lowly garbage chute

When was the last time you paid any attention to garbage chutes? If you don't live in a multi-story building, it was probably when you read ab ...

Mies on Marina City: Don’t do that again

In the video, the Museum of Contemporary Art's Michael Darling talks briefly about the "organic" and "sculptural" quality of Bertrand Goldberg's a ...
Tour a Highland Park landmark, the Ben Rose house and pavilion

Tour a Highland Park landmark, the Ben Rose house and pavilion

The Ben Rose house and pavilion has been said to be the most important modernist home in Chicagoland. It was designed by A. James Speyer, a st ...
A Mies van der Rohe subdivision prototype in Elmhurst

A Mies van der Rohe subdivision prototype in Elmhurst

The Robert McCormick House in Elmhurst is one of only three single-family residences designed by Mies van der Rohe in the United States. Built in ...
A sky-high basketball game atop a Weese vs Mies classic

A sky-high basketball game atop a Weese vs Mies classic

With any luck you'll never participate in a pickup game like the one pictured above at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago. ...
Win a Lego version of Mies’ Farnsworth House

Win a Lego version of Mies’ Farnsworth House

All you need do to have a chance to win one of two Lego versions of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House is leave a comment on the Architects' Jou ...
Mies with ease: 1,300 square feet for $165,000 at Promontory Apartments

Mies with ease: 1,300 square feet for $165,000 at Promontory Apartments

Not every Mies-head can drop 900 large on a Michael Pado renovation at 860-880 Lake Shore. If you're dead-set on buying into a Mies building, you ca ...

Quote: "Helplessly captive of the present"

My first girlfriend when I moved to Chicago was Tal Gilat, an architect from Israel. She was an admirer of Mies. Together we explored his campus of th ...
Walking the Drive: Mies' four black boxes

Walking the Drive: Mies' four black boxes

In this segment from their Lake Shore Drive walk, Joe Zekas and Francesca Rose look at the Mies van der Rohe-designed co-ops at 860-880 N Lake Shore ...
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