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The Modern Architect

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S: Jordyn Bell

BC: Jordyn Bell

FC: The Modern Architect

2: Mies van der Rohe

3: Born in Aachen, Germany, on March 27, 1886. At 19 he moved to Berlin, where he worked for Bruno Paul, the art nouveau architect and furniture designer.1908 he began working for the architect Peter Behrens. He studied the architecture of the Prussian Karl Friedrich Schinkel and frank Lloyd wright.He opened his own office in Berlin in 1912

4: In the 1940s he created the "farnsworth house", which was built outside of Chicago and is a transparent box framed by eight exterior steel columns. It has a single room that is subdivided by partitions and completely enclosed in glass. The interior is totally open except for an interior rectangular structure containing two bathrooms, a kitchen, and service facilities. In the 1950s he created the "twin towers", Lake Shore apartments that had a steel skeletal frame, black-painted steel sheets covering the fireproofed columns and beams, and aluminum-framed floor-to-ceiling windows are set. In the late 1950s he created the "seagram" building (New York), a 160 m tall building, had a dark bronze-tinted glass panels held in place. This architecture separates the building from the city by a pink travertine-clad open plaza with twin fountain pools flanked by trees.

5: The Seagram Building | The Twin Towers | The Farnsworth House

6: He created an influential 20th century architectural style, with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass. He wanted an architecture with a minimal framework of structural order balanced against free-flowing open space. He called his buildings "skin and bones" architecture. Mies was a huge influence to architecture as the open floor plan with a modern building is very common. Many architects continue planning houses that are designed like Mies Van Der Rohes style. As well as many home buyers are demanding the very style of Mies Van Der Rohe. | Influences

7: Conclusion | Mies created free and open spaces, enclosed within a structural order with minimal presence. Even after his death his style is found in many different buildings around the world .

8: Frank Gehry

9: Frank Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada in 1929. He then moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. He studied at the Universities of Southern California and Harvard. He then worked at many different firms before he created his own. He first started with designing many residential homes before traveling around the world designing very unique buildings.

10: 1993: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - has abstract assemblage of cuboid and curvaceous forms, metal roofs, metal cladding and external forms, and is reflective and metallic. 2004: MIT Stata Complex, Cambridge MA Buildings- is designed to look lopsided, 430,000 gsf, roof design that incorporates landscaping for shading, recycled timbers for flooring, light pollution reduction, extensive use of displacement ventilation utilizing a raised floor system, and monitoring and controlling CO levels in garage. 1989-2004: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles CA- is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, with stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, is a 3.6-acre complex,

11: Walt Disney Concert Hall | MIT Stata Complex | Weisman Art Museum

12: Influences | Gehry's work is influenced somewhat by Rudolph M. Schindler, Harwell Hamilton Harris, and Frank Lloyd Wright, but mostly an Italian artist named Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Frank was fascinated with the folds he used in his paintings which he created many folds in his design style.. | Frank influenced many other architects with his unusual style. More and more architects embrace the unique layout and design like the buildings Frank Gehry had created. People are no longer wanting the common and boring layouts and designs in a home, now they want to be different and by using Frank Gehrys style they can accomplish this.

13: Conclusion | "buildings under construction look nicer than buildings finished" | Around the world you will see many buildings that were designed by Frank Gehry. Not one of these buildings looks similar, they all have their own unique style and this is continued throughout the world to this day. He was a genius in architecture and always will be.

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