“First released in 1966, this stunning poster was created by John Rieben for Container Corporation of America’s Chicago Cultural Communication Project. Set in Helvetica over a gray ground, Mr. Rieben’s poster is a modernist panegyric to the architectual visionaries that shaped Chicago.
Each name resonates as a girder within a typographic edifiice. While calling direct attention to Mies Van der Rohe, homage is given to a number of other luminaries – some more familiar than others.”
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Horace Burgess - Minister’s House (The World’s Biggest Treehouse)
“Located in Crossville, Tennessee, the Minister’s House took Horace Burgess 14 years to build around an 80-foot-tall white oak tree, with a diameter of 12 feet. The wooden edifice itself is 97-feet-tall and it’s supported by six other strong trees that act like natural pillars.”
Burgess said he was inspired to build the treehouse in 1993, after a vision from god.
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Andrew Maynard Architects have designed this playful home called “The Hill House”. The home is located in Melbourne, Australia. The unique design involves a cantilever unit that acts as the passive solar eave, cutting out summer sun, while letting winter sun flood in. This unit sits on top of the main level of the home, which is built inside an artificial hill. The huge glass door on the main level allows for an easy transition between the interior and exterior of the home.
Reminiscent of a miniature golf course and skate park combined, Hill House is a wonderful and unique creation that blends form and function perfectly.
One of the best “Google Doodles” ever created, to honor German architect Mies Van der Rohe.
“Today’s “Google Doodle” is a colorful version of that rectangular building, which the German-born architect Mies designed as head of the architecture school it continues to house. The building, completed in 1956, was designed with a drive-in restaurant in mind and contains no columns in its interior.”
I can’t think of a better way to honor such a great architect, and shed light on the amazing work that he did. Van der Rohe is trending on Twitter as well, probably due to this amazing doodle. It’s refreshing to see him trending, instead of 10 different Justin Bieber hashtags.