Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Laboratory Building, Three-Story Building with Pilotis

A work made of graphite and charcoal on strathmore board.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of graphite and charcoal on strathmore board.

Date:

c. 1944

Artist:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (American, born Germany, 1886–1969)
Delineated by George E. Danforth (American, 1916–2007)

About this artwork

In this early version of the plan for IIT, Mies imagined that the campus would include a number of buildings raised on slender piloti, or piers, creating an open and continuous green space. While the piloti were not used in the final design because of their high cost, they are one of the features that most directly recall the project’s European antecedents.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect)

Title

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Laboratory Building, Three-Story Building with Pilotis

Origin

Illinois Institute of Technology

Date

1944–1945

Medium

Graphite and charcoal on Strathmore board

Dimensions

76.9 x 101.8 cm (30 x 40 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of A. James Speyer

Reference Number

1988.31.3

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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