Dec, 7, 2010,
6:54 PM

The MiesSociety.org Launch Party

Come celebrate the new miessociety.org at our Launch Party. Have a cocktail, chat with the web design team and mingle with other Mies enthusiasts. The event is hosted at the Post Family/SimpleHonestWork studio space (pictured below). Find more details about the event on The Happenings page

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Dec, 3, 2010,
4:28 PM

Watch William H. Whyte’s infamous documentary, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, which focuses on the Seagram Plaza and its effect on our behavior. 

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Dec, 3, 2010,
4:20 PM

Living with Mies

A recent article in the New York Times goes inside daily life at Lafayette Park, a residential development in Detroit that Mies designed in the late 1950s.

Comprised of high rise buildings and townhouses, Lafayette Park represents the largest collection of Mies-designed buildings in the world and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Turns out, Mies was in good company at Lafayette Park: Ludwig Hilbersheimer served as the development’s urban planner and Alfred Caldwell was the landscape designer. Mies’ frequent collaborator Herb Greenwald developed the district.

Among the residents are a family that blogs about life in Detroit, raising kids, and living in a Mies building.

Read another article about Lafayette Park in the Wall Street Journal here.

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Dec, 3, 2010,
4:01 PM

video for “There Will Be Singing” (Chicago), music by Efdemin, video by Jutojo & Phillip Sollmann.
the video relates to the musical influence of the city on Efdemin’s new album “Chicago” and the yearning for a city’s modernism known only from a physical and temporal distance through books.

Berlin based Efdemin put together a music video with Junto for his song ‘There will be singing (Chicago)’. It features some of Mies’ great works in Chicago including the 880 860 Lake Shore Drive Apartments. via ArchDaily.com

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