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Happy 127th birthday Mies!

 

Exactly 127 years ago was born one of the greatest masters of architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, along with Le Corbuisier, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Alto as one of the protagonists of the modern movement.

The shape is really a purpose? It is rather the result of the process of giving shape? It is not essential to the process? A small change in the terms does not result in a different outcome? Another form? I do not object to the form, but form only, as its purpose. I do this on the basis of a series of experiences and beliefs derived from these. The form aims always leads to formalism.»

Here below the sentence that explain the most famous quote of this great architect:

Less is more

The long career of Mies van der Rohe has developed mainly between Germany and the USA. However, his accomplishments are also present in other countries, such as Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico. In architecture the works of Mies van der Rohe are among the best known and most famous in the world, the most significant example is the Barcelona Pavilion.

 

Padiglione per l'esposizione universale, Barcellona, 1929

Casa Farnsworth, Illinois, 1950

Crown Hall IIT, Illinois, 1956

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlino, 1962

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