|"I don't want to be interesting.|
I want to be good."
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I've always admired the work of Mies van der Rohe. His minimal architectural designs of industrial steel and glass have influenced twentieth century architecture around the word. Today, his "skin and bones" style dots the skylines of most cities.
The Seagram plaza is also famous. The film Social Life of Small Urban Spaces is studied by most landscape architecture students. It records the daily pattern of people socializing around the plaza, and shows how people actually use space as opposed to the intent of the landscape architect.