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.
Helmut Jahn Building
Mies van der Rohe building
Rem Koolhaas tube facing a Helmut building
Rem Koolhaas building….the photo on the glass is of Mies van der Rohe