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Did Mies's view on houses (non apartments) ever catch on? Did any other architects pick up the ball and take it down the field?
I've been on a Mies binge lately. I am making my way through this book (I bought used).
Mies Van Der Rohe: A Critical Biography by Franz Schulze
This was interesting: http://www.thefiftybyfifty.com/construction.html
They are trying to build Mies's 50' by 50' house.
The influence of Mies is also apparent in John EntenzaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Case Study Houses, which in turn informed much of Southern CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s residential architecture.
Much has been said here about how Joseph Eichler was inspired by Wright, but its not difficult to make the case that Mies was more important overall to the final designs:
http://braxtonandyancey.blogspot.com/20 ... homes.html
It's a pity that bloggers Braxton and Yancey didn't think it necessary to identify their great little gallery of mid-century California modernists, from Neutra to Jones to Frey. They appear to suggest that their illustrated examples are Eichler homes . . . unintentionally, no doubt ?
elements, perhaps with brick or stone floors, and with the metal members lovingly detailed in a way both minimalistic and expressive of the nature of these rolled or extruded sections ?
There must be better definitions of Miesian out there. Peter ?
Both the Greeks and the Japanese built with columns supporting horizontals; others assembled or carved clay, brick, or stone into enclosures of space. There are only so many plots to the novels of man's construction . . .
To the general public of my generation, the image of a glass house likely conjures memories of scenes in the film Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ferris BuellerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Day OffÃ¢â‚¬Â�:
I imagine that Mies, if he had lived to the age of 120 or something, would have gone on refining the idea, but I kind of think he had perfected it and didn't really need to "say it" again ? We recall that Corbu went in a new direction after the war, after he had explored his first impulses to some kind of conclusion.