Architects and Architecture

Design for the IIT

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Design for the IIT, Chicago
1944
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969)
Pencil and black chalk; not built
RIBA Library Drawings Collection


This is a presentation drawing for the library and administration building at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Mies van der Rohe, a pioneer of Modernism, became director of the School of Architecture in 1938. The use of pencil and chalk expresses perfectly his cool, rational style.

 

 

 

 
 
 
  

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