Architecture: Inside Out

Today's buildings often present sleek, bland exteriors which give the impression that about all that could be going on inside is the manufacture of ice cubes. In the hands of a master such as Chicago's Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (TIME, Feb. 11), glass-and-steel space containers can be very high style indeed, but too often the result is anonymity and monotony. To work their way out of this impasse, some architects now think that they have found the solution right in the heart of the building itself. They are designing buildings that...

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