860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apts
Ever since studying the works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for my undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Toronto, I have been in love with the 860-880 Lake Shore Drive apartments. When I learned I was heading to Chicago to attend the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the top item on my to-do list after hitting the show floor was to visit the historic buildings, completed in 1951 and designated a city landmark in 1996. I headed up the Magnificent Mile, veered east, and in the warmth and sunlight of a beautiful spring day in the Windy City, beheld the two curtain-walled towers.
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- Chicago preservation architect Thomas “Gunny” Harboe prefers not to dismantle architectural monuments.
- Last weekend I was in Chicago and after hitting the show floor at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and visiting Mies van der Rohe's 880-860 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, I traveled along…
- If this bird feeder looks mildly familiar, you're right! It's based off of Mies van der Rohe's famed Barcelona Pavilion.
- Balthazar Korab—whose work and career we profiled in Dwell's Dec/Jan 2013 issue—passed away this week in Troy, Michigan, his hometown of many years.
- After the Great Fire of 1871 leveled Chicago, the "Windy City" took the opportunity to reinvent itself, setting off a campaign of reconstruction that saw the city welcome some of the biggest names in…
Mies Van der Rohe's famous 1929 Barcelona Pavilion was the inspiration for this uniquely modern birdhouse. Crafted in durable acacia wood, it functions as a beacon of sophistication in any garden.
- The Recycled Tube Light by Canadian design studio Castor is a great example of upcycling done right.
- Wrap up the week with our roundup of architecture, art, and design finds.