Iconic Mies van der Rohe Creations: From the Barcelona Chair To The IBM Building (I/III)

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe before creating the Barcelona Chair

Mies van der Rohe sitting on Barcelona chair

Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe was a German-American architect who began his architectural career as an apprentice at the studio of Peter Behrens from 1908 to 1912, where he was exposed to the contemporary design principles and liberal German culture. He worked beside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

Mies started experimenting with his work after World War I where he was just designing neoclassical houses. 

After the war, progressives thought to completely change the architectural design process due to the changes in needs that neighboring countries were going through, in which way? They started to mainly considerer problem-solving and include new structures and materials; such as glass, steel, and plate wood.  

“Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space. Living, Changing, New.”

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

So after the transitional process and a lot of collaborations from brilliant minds such and experts the mid-century modern come to live. In that time Mies started to become famous for its challenging and visionary projects, which sometimes just stayed on paper but they were a piece of art for everyone’s eyes.

We have created a blog series to showing you 5 of these amazing creations that just didn’t stay on the sheet. Click to check the Iconic Mies van der Rohe Creations part II!