So the trip continues…
After a great boat trip with the Chicago Architecture Foundation I guess today is focused a little on the master Mies Van Der Rohe:
One of the buildings on the boat tour is 330 North Wabash (formerly IBM Plaza also known as IBM Building and now renamed AMA Plaza) – a skyscraper in downtown Chicago designed by Mies (but not seen completed by the architect who died before construction began):
And then onto one of Mies most famous designs for Edith Farnsworth (Farnsworth House) in Plano, Illinois (about 50 miles from Chicago).
I am frequently asked by clients to include lots of glass, make it open plan and free-flowing – but would you go this far? A masterpiece in radical residential design in the International Style:
Both tours are highly recommended.
Heading to Pittsburgh tomorrow for the last 2 sites on the tour to see Fallingwater & Kentucky Knob by Frank Lloyd Wright…