IIT Campus

Posted by on Jan 23, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I took a tour of the campus after a conference I was attending at IIT. The architecture combines the works of 3 architects; Mies van der Rohe, Rem Koolhaas, and Helmut Jahn. It’s an interesting combination of the classic clean lines of Mies, the bizarre “rave-worthy” vision of Rem Koolhaas, and the subtle extreme of Jahn.

At the heart of the two latter architect’s buildings is the L tracks. Each developing interesting ways to include and exclude the train constantly passing through their designs. Inside the Koolhaas structure you can barely hear the train going over ~ which I’m sure was a feat in itself.

Here is a link to all my photos.

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Helmut Jahn Building

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Mies van der Rohe building

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Rem Koolhaas tube facing a Helmut building

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Rem Koolhaas building….the photo on the glass is of Mies van der Rohe