Ross & Brown Chicago II Optical
CHICAGO IN THE '50S
Where the philosophy of architecture was changed forever.
Nowadays it’s difficult to imagine how the skyline of Chicago might look like without iconic minimalistic buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The father of modernist ethic designed a collection of buildings to express their own individual character with extreme clarity and simplicity, including his masterpiece: Crown Hall; his contribution to the modern urban landscape cannot be overlooked. In fact Mies’ designs, beyond merely affecting our lives, fulfil them with greater significance and beauty. His philosophy radiates confidence, rationality, expresses elegance and simplicity in our lives. In our time, where there is no limit to excess, if we focus on the essential elements, we can find them beautiful. “Less is more”.