Apr, 13, 2012,
4:27 PM

Lafayette Park comes to Chicago

CHICAGO: This summer, Crown Hall will host an exhibition about one of Mies’ breakthrough buildings. (Imagine, a Mies building hosting an exhibition about a Mies building, how meta!)

From June 7 to July 27, “Lafayette Park: The Settlement Shape: An Exhibition of Mies’ Detroit-based Urban Renewal Project,” will be on display and free to the public.

Lafayette Park was the first urban renewal project in the United States and remains a model of efficient, community-minded living. It is a simplistic building that embodies apparent contraditions. It was designed for car owners, but parking spaces are discreet. It was built across the street from an elementary school, but children don’t need to cross the street to get there.

The exhibition is free and open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See photos of Lafayette Park residents here and here.

Photo by Werner Blaser

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Apr, 11, 2012,
3:38 PM

Architecture & Design Film Festival Starts Tomorrow

The nation’s largest film festival to celebrate remarkable architecture and design returns to Chicago tomorrow with a brand-new program of films, talk-backs, and panel discussions.

Programs run through Monday, April 16, at the Music Box Theater, 3733 North Southport Avenue. Click here for a list of films.

We recommend Eames: The Architect and the Painter, which explores the marriage and collaboration of Charles and Ray Eames. It screens at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Photo by Fuschia Foot

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Apr, 10, 2012,
2:43 PM

Katherine Rinne: Plumbing Rome

The College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology will host Katherine Rinne’s talk on “Plumbing Rome” tomorrow, April 11, at 6 p.m.

This lecture is located in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center’s auditorium, 3201 S. State Street in Chicago. It is free and open to the public.

Contact arch@iit.edu with questions.

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Apr, 6, 2012,
2:15 PM

Bernard Tshcumi: “Concept and Material” Monday lecture

Arechitect Bernard Tschumi, FAIA, presents “Concept and Material” at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at Illinois Institute of Technology’s McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium, 3201 South State Street.

This talk is presented by the College of Architecture and is free and open to the public. For information call 312.567.3312.

Bernard Tschumi: “Concept and Material”

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