Architect of the Week #2
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect.
Mies, 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.
He called his buildings “skin and bones” architecture, and sought a rational approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design.
“less is more”