Architects strive to incorporate innovative designs in order for their project to stand out above the rest. We can learn quite a lot from previous buildings that were winners as well as some that were losers. Let’s take a look at some of these structures that were constructed in the Chicago area.
The Robie house by Frank Lloyd Wright is a forerunner in modern architecture. It is truly a masterpiece carved in Prairie style. Lloyd had an amazing idea by giving the entire building a unique look, creating a horizontal roofline, a wide living space in the center and overhanging eaves. Established in the year 1910 and located in 5757 S Woodlawn Ave, this house has captured the hearts of many people since its construction was completed.
Next in the list of beautiful buildings comes the Aon Center. Established in 1974 by Edward Durell Stone and Perkins and Will, it was the world’s tallest marble clad building having 43,000 slabs of Carrara marble. In addition to this, it was considered the 4th tallest building in the world after its completion. Even though the design was really amazing, the façade soon started to collapse.
After the efforts of many men architects, a woman from a team of women architects, Jeanne Gang from the Gang Studio, designed a beautiful building in 2009, now known as the Aqua Tower. Its rectangular look gives it an entirely unique and splendid look. Also, the amenities used in making the building integrate the terraces in a sculptural form.
When Skidmore completed this building in 1973 in South Wacker Drive in Chicago, it was one of the tallest buildings on Earth. The tower held that position till the best part of 25 years. This tower is amazing as you get to see a 360O view of Chicago from the top of the tower. If you want to enjoy the beautiful view of Chicago, the Sears tower is a must visit.
Created in 1964 by Bertrand Goldberg, the Marina Towers are a bit complex and are famous for having identical floor plans and an iconic corn cob. Having all commercial and residential units, Marina Towers was designed as a self contained town.
These buildings by famous architects are just a few though as the list is never ending. If you want to know more interesting information about architecture, stay tuned for more from us!