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This is the grave of Calvert Vaux. Born in London in 1824, this son of a doctor was trained as an architect from a young age. Specifically, he was placed under the tutelage of Lewis Nockalls Cottingham, who helped lead this movement. He worked under Cottingham until 1850. That year, he decided to make his […]
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This is the grave of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Born in 1888 in Aachen, Germany to a stone carver, Mies, as he was known to everyone, took that tradition much farther, showed tremendous architectural talent from a young man, and moved to Berlin as a teenager. There, he became an apprentice to the architect […]
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The scheme of the founder of the Gillette razor company to turn Rochester area into a futuristic socialist utopia is fascinating: Architecture The primary goal when designing the architecture for Metropolis was to make each public space as beautiful as possible. When building a city of such large undertaking Gillette estimated that world renowned architects […]
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