Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-born American architect. He was commonly addressed as Mies. He is regarded as a pioneer of the modern architecture. His rectilinear forms, crafted in elegant simplicity, epitomized the international style of architecture. His designs exemplify his famous principle ‘less is more’ and demonstrate forthright use of the most modern materials, such as industrial steel and plate glass, his exceptional sense of proportion and his extreme concern for detail. He called his buildings ‘skin and bones’ architecture. He sought an objective approach that would guide the creative process of architectural design. He created a modern twentieth-century architectural style, adorned with clarity and simplicity. The spirit of modern era can be seen in his projects.
Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Also Known As
Мис ван дер Роэ, Людвиг, 密斯·凡·德羅, 路德維希·密斯·凡德羅
Place Of Death
Illinois Institute of Technology