Mies van der Rohe and Japan
The architect Mies van der Rohe devised some radical spatial concepts. Although he never visited Japan, there are numerous links to pre-modern Japanese houses. Where do those links come from? Three buildings by Mies – all of them icons of architectural history – are compared to Japanese houses: the Brick Country House, the Barcelona Pavilion and the Farnsworth House. By examining cultural exchanges between East and West we gain a new understanding of the periods of Mies’ work.
publisher: müry salzmann
Teaching at the Bauhaus
Within the space of only 14 years, the Bauhaus – founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919 – set the course of modern design. Gropius's pedagogical approach revolutionized the traditional training in art schools.
Mies van der Rohe % Raum – Material – Detail
Mies van der Rohe gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Architekten der Moderne. Doch wie verhalten sich seine Überlegungen und Ideale zur Architektur in seinem gebauten – und teils auch ungebauten – Werk?
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the outstanding exponents of New Building. He achieved legendary fame as director of the Bauhaus in Berlin and as a teacher at the IIT in Chicago. The pavilion built in 1929 at the world exhibition in Barcelona and the Tugendhat House in Brno, completed a year later, became incunabula of modernism.