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Lecture 7

JAV131H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Rod Robbie, Eero Saarinen, Arata Isozaki

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JAV131: Introduction to Architecture Lecture 7
Mid-century modernism
Modernism of the international style
Mega structures
International Style
Partiular for of oder arhiteture i the 9s
Label for all modern architecture in the 50s/60s that apparently evolved out of this
prewar modern architecture
Similar forms everywhere
Applicable and appropriate everywhere
International Style
1920s 1932 1950s/60s
1920s: Bauhaus Walter Groprius
1960s: City Hall Hamilton Stanley Roscoe, Rotman School of Management KPMB
Modern Architecture:
All architecture since the late 19th century
Specific style of the 1920s: white walls, flat roof, open spaces
1925 1950; modernism went from radical to very mainstream
Two towering figures: Le Corbusier (abstract massiveness) vs. Mies van der Rohe
(rectangular simplicity)
International style dispersed into two forms sculptural/complex forms vs
rectangular/minimal forms
Rectangular/minimal Mies a der ‘ohe says less is ore
Mies van der Rohe
Seagram Building NY, 1958 (one of the most important buildings of the 20th century)
TD Center Toronto, 1967-69
Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, 1968
Lakeshore Drive Apartment Towers Chicago 1948-51
Case Study House #22 Pierre Koenig, LA 1960
Rose Seidler House Harry Seidler, Sidney 1949-50 open kitchen idea for the first
time, bright colors
SAS Hotel Arne Jacobsen, Copenhagen 1960
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