Archinect - News 2015-08-29T03:45:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/134030277/van-der-rohe-s-lafayette-park-and-three-other-sites-named-national-historic-landmark Van der Rohe's Lafayette Park and three other sites named National Historic Landmark Alexander Walter 2015-08-11T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T18:41:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lktzb904z2otkq1r.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lafayette Park, the neighborhood northeast of downtown dotted with high-rises and townhouses, and known for its modern architecture, has attained the status of national historic landmark. [...] The neighborhood consists of a 78-acre housing development designed and realized by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, considered a master of modern architecture. It was founded by developer Herb Greenwald to help keep the middle class in the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The three other sites that also recently gained landmark status are:</p><ul><li>George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia</li><li>Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Jefferson County, Colorado</li><li>First Peoples Buffalo Jump in Cascade County, Montana</li></ul><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12264/mies-van-der-rohe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MvdR</a>-related in Archinect's <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a></em> section: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133573310/completing-mies-van-der-rohe-s-brick-country-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Completing Mies van der Rohe's Brick Country House</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113597892/editor-s-picks-393 Editor's Picks #393 Nam Henderson 2014-11-14T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T11:57:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4jkzolv8i5a3lkm.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant". - b3tadine[sutures]</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase:</strong>&nbsp;features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113038199/showcase-slate-house-by-affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate House, located on a site in Laval, a suburb of Montreal. Designed by </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/113049452/affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Affleck de la Riva architects</a>, it stands in sharp contrast to the tract houses that surround it. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8yc4g8vqjbkoisy.jpg"></p><p><strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong>&nbsp;exclaims "<em>394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3ckhgh76a70aa43.jpg"></p><p>As part of Archinect&rsquo;s continuing ACADIA 2014 coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;reviews the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112824468/the-theory-of-everything-in-sandbox-city-will-wright-s-keynote-at-acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">keynote by creator of SimCity Will Wright's</a>, which she labels "<em>almost a exegesis</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112961869/is-the-architectural-profession-still-relevant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Minkjan spoke with Rory Hyde re: the ongoing relevancy of the profession and Future Practice</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Darkman</strong> felt the need to clarify "<em>Most architects I know build schools, hospitals, churches, malls, apartment buildings etc. It's just the media that feeds us the Versaces...and Ivy League universities</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113051064/architect-sou-fujimoto-s-futuristic-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal published...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58622467/living-in-mies-van-der-rohe-s-lafayette-park Living in Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park Places Journal 2012-10-04T15:45:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:35:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdi5sekt93yuqdui.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ability to observe the private lives of strangers from the windows of my home is one reason why I&rsquo;ve chosen to reside within a dense urban fabric. I am not a voyeur: I do not receive sexual satisfaction from watching the daily lives of others. But I do like to imagine the many meaningful &ldquo;relationships&rdquo; I have created with people that I will never meet or even recognize on the street.</p></em><br /><br /><p> When architect Melissa Dittmer moved from New York City to Detroit, her reaction was a "year-long panic attack." Where, she wondered, were the people? "Where was the density, the sense of connection with strangers?" But then Dittmer and her family bought a townhouse in Lafayette Park, the modernist development created in the early '60 by Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Alfred Caldwell &mdash; a place where the design itself encourages "a shared sense of intimacy that fosters community." On Places, she writes about how the architecture and landscape design of Lafayette Park conspire to create a sense of ordered exhibitionism, in a chapter from the new book&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artbook.com/9781935202929.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies.</em></a></p>