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The Auditorium meets the NFL and the Wabash goes to Malaysia

Chicago celebrated the Auditorium, an icon of the City’s architectural and engineering legacy, on December 9, 2014, 125 years after the first performance in 1889. A prized and flexible venue, the Auditorium hosted the National Football League (NFL) … 2,224 more words

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Chicago, Oak Park and Frank Lloyd Wright

On a windy day, in the windy city I’ve spent several hours discovering the architectural gems of Frank Lloyd Wright. He is probably the most famous American architect, known for his organic approach to design and his development of the unique Prairie style of architecture. 1,083 more words

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Nature and Soul in America: Understanding the Roles of Style and Ornamentation in Louis Sullivan’s Design Philosophy (Essay)

American Architect Louis Sullivan (1856 – 1924) was a revolutionary force in design during the late 19th-century; a period of significant economic growth and architectural activity in America. 1,706 more words



 Chicago, to me, meant Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan and few lessons of History of Architecture that I studied in college. But when we planned the itinerary of  a vacation in USA, I so wanted Chicago to feature in that plan so I could see all those steel-framed large glass-paned buildings. 626 more words

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Form Follows Function, Etcetera.

In my previous post, Hollow Pencils, Again., I mentioned the concept of ‘form follows function,’ and the phrase was thought to have been coined by Horatio Greenough, but was in fact coined by Louis Sullivan, whom I focused on (yet didn’t actually get to speak about due to me being ill), in our presentation. 417 more words