March 27, 2012

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - "skin and bones" architecture

Side of rounded steel office buildingLudwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) 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 sought to establish a new architectural style.
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.

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