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”
Le Corbusier - Furniture LC1, LC2, LC3, LC4 - 1928
Le Corbusier - Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp - France, 1950 - 1955
Le Corbusier - Chandigarh plan - India, 1952 - 1963
Le Corbusier - Unité d’Habitation aka Cité Radieuse, Marseille - France, 1947 -1952
Le Corbusier - Convent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, Éveux, Rhône-Alpes - France, 1956 -1960
Architect of the Week #1
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a Swiss architect, designer,urbanist, writer and painter, famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout central Europe, India, Russia, one in North and several in South America.
He was a pioneer in studies of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities.
"Architecture is the masterly, correct, and magnificent play of masses brought together in light."