Oedipus Rem - by Lynn Becker
Rem Koolhaas engages Mies van der Rohe at the crossroads of the IIT campus. (originally published in somewhat different form under the title "Of Mies and Rem" in the Chicago Reader, September 26, 2003)
Approach to Student Center entrance from original campus to the West.
Floorplan mat embedded in walkway.
Views of orange straw glass corridor. Slanted concrete column painted black supports the "L" tube.
Bridge over sunken central court, looking out over Mies courtyard
Left : Bookstore; Right : copy room
Left : Meeting rooms. Middle : Office with blackboard wall surface. Right: Door with office number.
Two views of stainless-steel bulletin board, with round "IIT head" magnets to secure postings.
South wall of auditorium
Views of Mies van der Rohe's Commons Building undergoing restoration.
© Copyright 2003-2004 Lynn Becker