Six Popular Buildings Designed By Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Oct 15, 2019

1.Barcelona Pavilion:-

The Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International presentation in Barcelona, Spain. This building was used for the official opening of the German section of the exhibition, It is an important building in the history of modern architecture, known for its simple form and its spectacular use of costly materials, such as marble, red onyx and travertine. The same features of minimalism and spectacular can be applied to the prestigious furniture specifically designed for the building, among which the iconic Barcelona chair.

2.Villa Tugendhat:-

Villa Tugendhat is a historical building in Brno, Czech Republic. It is one of the starting pettern of modern architecture in Europe, and was designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Built of reinforced concrete between 1928-1930 for Fritz Tugendhat and his wife Greta, the villa soon became an icon of modernism.

3.S. R. Crown Hall :-

Widely regarded as Mies van Der Rohe's masterpiece, Crown Hall in Chicago is one of the most architecturally significant buildings of the 20th Century Modernist movement. Crown Hall was completed in 1956 during Mies van der Rohe's tenure as director of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Department of Architecture.

4.Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library:-

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (MLKML) is the central facility of the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL). Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the 400,000 square foot (37,000 m²) steel, brick, and glass structure, and it is a rare example of modern architecture in Washington.

5.Farnsworth House :-

The Farnsworth House was designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945-51. It is a one-room weekend retreat in a once-rural setting, located 55 miles (89 km) southwest of Chicago's downtown on a 60-acre (24 ha) estate site, adjoining the Fox River, south of the city of Plano, Illinois. The steel and glass house was commissioned by Dr. Edith Farnsworth, a prominent Chicago nephrologist, as a place where she could engage in her hobbies.

6.IBM Building Chicago:-

The IBM Building, along with many others designed by Mies van der Rohe, becomes synonymous with corporate power. Black anodized aluminum and gray-tinted glass are used together to create a uniform skin that gives the appearance of a single imposing and impressive volume. It's strength and clarity of form are distinguishable and appreciated along the Chicago skyline, a tribute to the lifelong study of structural expression, organizational scale, material simplicity, proportion, and constructive detail.It marks one of the last American buildings done by Mies van der Rohe, and also the tallest of all his buildings at 670 feet.