Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German architect.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, are widely regarded as the pioneering masters of Modern architecture. Mies, like many of his post World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity. His mature buildings made use of modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces. He strived towards an architecture with a minimal framework of structural order balanced against the implied freedom of free-flowing open space. He called his buildings “skin and bones” architecture. He sought a rational approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design. He is often associated with the aphorisms “less is more” and “God is in the details”.

Born               :    Ludwig Mies March 27, 1886  Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire

Died               :  August 17, 1969 (aged 83) Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nationality  :     German 1886-1944/American 1944-1969

Awards        :   Order Pour le Mérite (1959)

                            Royal Gold Medal (1959)

                            AIA Gold Medal (1960)

                            Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963)
Buildings :    Barcelona Pavilion, Tugendhat House, Crown Hall, Farnsworth House, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Seagram Building, New National Gallery, Toronto-Dominion Centre, Westmount Square

Today Google celebrate his 126 th birthday with Google doodles. Google design a Google doodles like a building.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe List of works

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe List of works

A memorial to the Spartacist leaders Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, commissioned by Eduard Fuchs, president of the German Communist Party in Germany designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, built by Wilhelm Pieck, and inaugurated on 13 June 1926, later destroyed by the Nazis


  • Toronto-Dominion Centre – Office Tower Complex, Toronto
  • Westmount Square – Office & Residential Tower Complex, Westmount
  • Nuns’ Island – 3 Residential towers and a filling station (closed), Montreal (c.1969)

Czech Republic

  • Tugendhat House – Residential Home, Brno


  • Riehl House – Residential Home, Potsdam (1907)
  • Perl House – Residential Home, Zehlendorf (1911)
  • Werner House – Residential Home, Zehlendorf (1913)
  • Urbig House – Residential Home, Potsdam (1917)
  • Kempner House – Residential Home, Charlottenburg (1922)
  • Eichstaedt House – Residential Home, Wannsee (1922)
  • Feldmann House – Residential Home, Wilmersdorf (1922)
  • Mosler House – Residential Home, Babelsberg (1926)
  • Weissenhof Estate – Housing Exhibition coordinated by Mies and with a contribution by him, Stuttgart (1927)
  • Lemke House – Residential Home, Weissensee (1932)
  • Haus Lange/Haus Ester – Residential Home and an art museum, Krefeld
  • New National Gallery – Modern Art Museum, Berlin


  • Bacardi Office Building – Office Building, Mexico City


  • Barcelona Pavilion – World’s Fair Pavilion, Barcelona

United States

  • Cullinan Hall – Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • The Promontory Apartments – Residential Apartment Complex, Chicago
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library – District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, D.C.
  • Richard King Mellon Hall of Science – Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (1968)
  • IBM Plaza – Office Tower, Chicago
  • Meredith Hall – College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • Lake Shore Drive Apartments – Residential Apartment Towers, Chicago
  • Seagram Building – Office Tower, New York City (1958)
  • Crown Hall – College of Architecture, and other buildings, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (1956)
  • University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration – Chicago, IL (1965)
  • Farnsworth House – Residential Home, Plano, Illinois (1946)
  • Chicago Federal Center
  • Dirksen Federal Building – Office Tower, Chicago
  • Kluczynski Federal Building – Office Tower, Chicago
  • United States Post Office Loop Station – General Post Office, Chicago
  • One Illinois Center – Office Tower, Chicago
  • One Charles Center – Office Tower, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Highfield House Condominium | 4000 North Charles – Condominium Apartments, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Colonnade and Pavilion Apartments – Residential Apartment Complex, Newark, New Jersey (1959)
  • Lafayette Park – Residential Apartment Complex, Detroit, Michigan (1963).
  • Commonwealth Promenade Apartments – Residential Apartment Complex, Chicago (1957
  • Caroline Weiss Law Building, Cullinan Hall (1958) and Brown Pavilion (1974) additions, Museum of Fine Art, Houston
  • Richard King Mellon Building (1968) at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
  • American Life Building – Louisville, Kentucky (1973; completed after Mies’s death by Bruno Conterato)


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