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A Spoon Full of Humility

By Timothy Hullihan

Humility and architecture are unlikely partners.  We general accept the architecture of today as being grand and boastful; more about itself than the community in which it will reside or the people that will see and use it.  938 more words

Louis Sullivan's Virginia Hall, Tusculum College

This is one of Louis Sullivan’s lesser-known buildings, located in Tusculum, Tennessee, about 90 minutes driving east of Knoxville. Here he created a stately, minimalist building, pretty much devoid of the ornament he was known for. 128 more words

Modernist Architecture

Modernist architecture is a term applied to an overarching movement, with its exact definition and scope varying widely. The term is often applied to modernist movements at the turn of the 20th century, with efforts to reconcile the principles underlying architectural design with rapid technological advancement and the modernization of society. 191 more words

Beauty is pain? Not necessarily.

Framing the design process through the lenses of ergonomics, proximity, aesthetics, and sustainability opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about design.  While thinking about these four areas as dependents of one another, I began to find ways in which they were in conflict with each other.   256 more words

#26 - #30 Chicago Skyline

#26 // Carlson Pirie Scott Building // p6 // Louis Sullivan // 1904
#27 // Chicago Board of Trade Building // p53 // Holabird & Root// 1930… 188 more words