by / on March 16, 2012 at 12:04 am / in 1955-1959

The Seagram by Mies Van de Rohe [1957]

This structure, and the International style in which it was built, had enormous influences on American architecture. One of the style’s characteristic traits was to express or articulate the structure of buildings externally. It was a style that argued that the functional utility of the building’s structural elements when made visible, could supplant a formal decorative articulation; and more honestly […]

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