Lafayette Park, Detroit

27 Jan

Modernism sometimes gets a bad wrap, being called soulless, elitist, or even barbaric. But gosh it can be awe-inspiring. These pics of Mies Van de Rohe’s Lafayette Park (in Detroit of all places) are from Dwell.

Lafayette was the first urban renewal project in the US and remains an intimate, dense community of differing scales within a suburban, yet shrinking, city.

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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Uncategorized



One response to “Lafayette Park, Detroit

  1. Viktor Pikabia

    July 1, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Its inspiring. i should travel to Detroit! Im not sure if living or working in a modernistic building is good but at least the building looks great! Well i know the way a building looks should not be the main point but its a starting point. Everybody is criticising public buildings but what about the millions of private houses looking nearly the same?


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