Mies van der Rohe Society members and IIT alumni are invited to a motor coach tour of the noteworthy architecture of Beverly Shores, Indiana. In addition to homes designed by Harold Olin and other IIT alumni, the tour includes exteriors of houses that were built for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and relocated to the Indiana Dunes area by barge and truck.
Hosted by Mies Society members Joan and Harold Olin, a reception follows the tour at their home.
Sunday, October 17, 2– 5 p.m.
Home of Joan and Harold Olin
105 Wells Road, Beverly Shores, IN 46301
The motor coach will pick up and drop off from the Olin’s home. Attendees must provide their own transportation to and from Indiana.
Harold Olin designed six homes in Beverly Shores. He studied under Mies, worked as a draftsman for George Fred Keck, and was influenced by the eco-friendly practices of Alfred Caldwell. Olin and other architects helped introduce the International Style and New Bauhaus to the Indiana Dunes. Harold had a career in architectural research and was responsible for re-writing the Chicago code as Managing Deputy Commissioner of Codes and Standards at the Building Department of the City of Chicago. He is the author of the text book that continues to be used by most architecture students, Olin’s Construction Principles, Materials, and Methods.
Meet author Brian Lutz and enter for a chance to win a copy of Knoll: A Modernist Universe, his new book from Rizzoli. This comprehensive monograph details the history of Knoll and the company’s influence on modern design in America. Founded in 1938, Knoll produces Mies-designed furniture including the MR, Barcelona, and Brno chairs.› Read more
Saturday, October 9, 2010 marks the 4th annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day, which features more than 20 tours of modern architecture in the United States, including 5 in Chicago.
Hosted by Chicago Architecture Foundation, Mies & Modernism: The IIT Campus is a guided tour that includes the work of Mies, Jahn, and Koolhaas and will offer a look at the recent renovations at Carr Chapel.
Tickets are available 15-20 minutes before the tour starts. Advance reservations are not required. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for CAF members. This event qualifies for 2.0 AIA continuing education credits.
With 12 regional chapters in the US, DOCOMOMO is an international working party for the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement.
Visit the DOCOMOMO site for more details.› Read more