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Mies van der Rohe

18 August 2010

1957 – Seagram Building, New York

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, with Philip Johnson (interiors) Generally recognized as the finest example of skyscrapers in the International Style. Much of the building’s success comes from its elegant proportions, and...

29 January 2010

1969 – Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The design idiom of Mies van der Rohe is familiar to all from its adoption by the corporate world and its many ‘copies’ around the world. Like...

04 December 2009

1929 – Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe One of the classic designs of International Modernism, technically this building should be called the German Pavilion in Barcelona, since it was constructed as a temporary building...

21 September 2009

1971 – IBM Building, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe This is Mies’ last American building and his largest, faced with dark aluminum and bronze-tinted glass.The original plan called for a U-shaped building, but the rectangular design was...

21 September 2009

1956 – 900-910 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe A further development of his work at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive (immediately next door), 900-910 was built as two blocks of different sizes with a low pavilion building...

21 September 2009

1951 – 860-880 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Deceptively simple in appearance, these twin apartment towers set the standard by which all subsequent glass-and-steel highrises are judged. Few, if any, have come even close to these...

17 September 2009

1940s – Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

In 1938, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his 20-year tenure as director of IIT’s School of Architecture (1938-1959). The university was on the verge of building a brand new campus, to be...

17 September 2009

1956 – Crown Hall, IIT, Chicago

Architect: Mies van der Rohe Widely regarded as one of the most architecturally significant buildings of the 20th Century, Crown Hall was completed in 1956 during Mies van der Rohe’s tenure as director...

17 September 2009

1952 – Chapel of Saint Savior / Robert F. Carr Chapel, IIT, Chicago

Architect: Mies van der Rohe The chapel is Mies’s only building designed for religious services. Unique among the single-story pavilions on campus, the chapel has load-bearing brick walls, not a steel frame.

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