Archinect - News 2017-09-21T03:12:18-04:00 The designer that Columbus, a film featuring numerous Modernist icons, forgot about Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-25T16:11:00-04:00 >2017-09-01T10:53:24-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Miller House and Garden, now owned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, is acknowledged as one of the greatest Modernist collaborations. This thirteen-acre property was developed between 1953 and 1957 as a unified design through the close teamwork of Kiley, architects Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche, interior designer Alexander Girard (who is acknowledged in the film), and clients J. Irwin and Xenia Miller.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The recent film <em>Columbus</em>&nbsp;is centered around a love story of a son of a renowned architecture critic stuck in a small Midwestern town and&nbsp;a 'young architecture enthusiast' who works at&nbsp;the local library. Taking place in mid-century Modernism mecca, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbus, IN</a>, the motion picture spares plenty of spectacular views of iconic Modernist sites: the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miller House</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Christian Church</a>&nbsp;(1964),&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cummins Inc. Irwin Office Building</a>&nbsp;(1954), First Christian Church (1942), and Columbus Regional Hospital Mental Health Center (1972). The characters, surprisingly, do not fail to acknowledge the architects at each location&mdash;there are mentions of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eliel Saarinen</a>,&nbsp;James Polshek... However, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Kiley</a>, whose landscapes are often the movie's pivotal settings, got left out and&nbsp;never once credited.</p> <p>Kiley designed more projects in Columbus than any architect&mdash;over thirty landscapes which&nbsp;among many others include the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Institute of Chicago, South Garden</a>&nbsp;(1962),&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jefferson National Expansion Expansio...</a></p> Eero Saarinen documentary to air on PBS Dec. 27th Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:54:06-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For those who are interested in seeing <em>Eero Saarinen:&nbsp;The Architect Who Saw the Future</em> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed her</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e on Archinect)</a>, they'll have their chance on December 27th when PBS airs the documentary as part of its American Masters Series. The film, which charts both Eero's professional and personal stories, will officially be released on DVD on January 3rd, 2017 from PBS distribution. In the meantime, here's a clip from the film where Eliel Saarinen finds out it is not him but his son Eero who has won the competition for St. Louis memorial design:</p> Cranbrook Art Museum Reopens Archinect 2011-11-11T11:50:14-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>As the collection grew over the years, gallery space was lost to storage. Moreover, the building, designed by Eliel Saarinen, hadn&rsquo;t been updated since it opened, in 1942, leaving it &ldquo;no longer adequate to create a proper conservation or display environment,&rdquo; said Reed Kroloff, the academy&rsquo;s director.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>