As an architecture student at IIT, the Bauhaus-derived philosophy that was based on a deep understanding of materials before the design process could begin had a profound impact on my work. The rigorous discipline instilled a focus on craftsmanship, of which I still rely.
Often the design studies had students learning how to get the maximum from the minimum - above is a 1928 collage by Albrecht Heubner, that was titled Minimal Dwelling - I find that my appreciation of Dadaist imagery and humor must have come from this background.
|Have a slice of Mies -
Leandro Erlich's "Chocolate Mies van der Rohe Barcelona couch" Cake