Mixing Architecture and Landscape Make for Potent Cocktail at Seagram Building

Phyllis Lambert explores the evolution of the Seagram Building, focusing on Mies van der Rohe's profound concern for the relationship between building and nature.

"What led Mies to create the union of skyscraper and plaza on Park Avenue, a binding together so profoundly important in his oeuvre?"

On Places, in an excerpt from the new book Building Seagram, Phyllis Lambert recounts the evolution of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's architectural philosophy, from his early years in Berlin to the postwar American projects.

In particular she explores his deep concern for the interrelationship between architecture and landscape, which culminated in his design for the Seagram Building.

Full Story: Seagram: Union of Building and Landscape


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