With attendance from a hundred more guests than we were expecting, enthusiastic student participation, many new members, and dozens of old friends—we officially declare this year’s Mies van der Rohe birthday party an overwhelming success. Here are some highlights:
We heard about Mies’ side job as Mortimer Adler’s cat-sitter from very special guest, Phyllis Lambert, who gave a heartfelt toast.
We ate yummy birthday cake from Tipsycake (and we giggled at murmurs of the figure’s likeness to Philip Johnson).
We heard about the history of the Barcelona chair from Michael Jefferson.
We congratulated the winner of our Mess with Mies sculpture contest.
Also: we ran out of food, the bar was mobbed, there was paparazzi for the cake-cutting, and no one wanted the night to end. Rumor has it that the party continued at L2O.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Can’t wait for next year!› Read more
Designed by a team from Virginia Tech, Lumenhaus is completely solar-powered and was inspired by Farnsworth House itself. Lumenhaus was the winner of the 2010 Solar Decathlon in Madrid, Spain and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon in 2009. Read more in a recent article in Metropolis.
The exhibition will run from April 1, 2011 through July 31, 2011. Tickets are required.› Read more
The College of Architecture at IIT is hosting another exciting series of spring lectures at S.R. Crown Hall. Unless otherwise noted, events will be at 6:00 pm at Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 S. State Street. Call 312.567.3312 for information. All lectures are free and open to the public. Following is the schedule for February.
6 April 2011, Wednesday
Spirals, Fractals, and Music: The Same Only Different
Robert Krawczyk, Associate Professor of Architecture, IIT, Chicago
MTCC Auditorium, 3201 S. State Street
13 April 2011, Wednesday
Christopher Lee, Principal, Johnson & Lee Architects