North Christian Church: I argue top 5 best church in America. (at North Christian Church)
J. Irwin Miller: Portrait of a Leader.
An introduction to Columbus, Indiana.
Love this! Marlon Blackwell’s project for Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church is pretty great.
Perhaps the only Dollar General in the world to exist inside of shopping center designed by Harry Weese (1961). (at Dollar General)
Bartholomew County Courthouse designed by Isaac Hodgson and completed in 1874. (at Bartholomew County Courthouse)
Watching this great panel from @getty:
"Approaches to Conserving Modern Architecture in the USA"
40 Years in the Making: The restoration of Milton Glaser’s mural, “Color Fuses”, and this mini documentary is featured in Dwell this month.
Inside Temple Beth-El, designed in 1973 by Minoru Yamasaki. (at Temple Beth El)
The backside of Temple Beth-El, designed in 1973 by Minoru Yamasaki. (at Temple Beth El)
A pretty great morning of talks that ended with a discussion with Alexandra Lange, Eames Demetrious, and Alexandra Girard’s “Doll House” from the Miller House & Garden. (at Cranbrook Art Museum)
Saarinen’s futuristic Exhibition Hall. (at General Motors Technical Center)
Okay, this is pretty awesome: the folks researching the Miller House and Garden archives have uncovered Kevin Roche’s designs for the, uh, “Throne Room.” Read more below.
This is an architectural drawing of the Millers’ “THRONE ROOM,” or commode room as it’s referred to in other correspondence. In 1999, the Millers requested a grab bar be installed in this portion of their master bathroom and called upon none other than Kevin Roche to oversee the design. While YES, it’s funny to come across a drawing of a toilet within the archival collection of an architectural masterpiece, this document is telling of how carefully any addition or change to the house was considered. It also serves as a reminder that Miller House functioned as a family residence. Structural changes such as these allowed the Millers to live in their home until the end of their lives and design quality was always considered alongside functionality.
Drawing of 2760 commode room , sent by Irwin Management to Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates, 28 January 1999, 09/82, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_Ib_B009_f082_045)