LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Germany in 1886.

He built his first house at the age of 21 (the Riehl House). He trained in the workshops of Peter Beherens, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier.

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LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE (1886-1969)

« Clear shape through glass, steel and concrete » 

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Germany in 1886.

He built his first house at the age of 21 (the Riehl House). He trained in the workshops of Peter Beherens, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier.

In 1938 he emigrated to the United States. As director of the Bauhaus, he was famous for his concepts of "Less is More" and "God is in the details." According to him, the exterior has to be regarded as an extension of the interior. The Farnsworth House in Illinois is the best example of this approach.
Mies presented the "Barcelona Chair", an armchair in chromium plated steel and leather, for the first time in the Barcelona Pavilion.

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