MIES VAN DER ROHE - o Called articulating immensity less is...

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MIES VAN DER ROHE Envd 1004 February 25, 2010 Mies van der Rohe - equally as much copied as Palladio- both of them are the most flattered architectures in history - Born in March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969. German - Things had to be plain and simple- no decoration like Tuscan which Le Corbusier did too. o Strip things bare o Grew up carving things very elegant but then turned away from that - Exploited the expectations of reflections . Everything was shiny. o 1923- towers and absolutely revolutionary to have a rapped shiny skin While continuing his traditional neoclassical design practice Mies began to develop visionary projects that, though mostly unbuilt, rocketed him to fame as a progressive architect. Boldly abandoning ornament altogether, Mies made a dramatic modernist debut with his stunning competition proposal for the faceted all-glass Friedrichstraße skyscraper in 1921
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Unformatted text preview: o Called articulating immensity- less is more.-4 traits Transparency Relativity Civiltinarity- inside and outside at the same time Immediacy Josephine Baker- 1906-1975 Crazy entertainer-Very pretty and attracted Adolf Loos and Frieda Josephine Baker house- by Adolf Loos-The house was 1915 and everything was bare-Most important feature was the swimming pool with hidden rooms and hall ways to look at Josephine swimming in the pool naked that only he the architect Radio Prague- broadcast and video of the Villa Tugendhat-Villa Tugendhat- icon of modern architecture-cruciform crown columns that look like the roof is floating-Curve screens and simple walls and furniture. -First used of the skeleton frame -Zebra wood- all introduce natural color and pattern-Defined but not blocked out.-Like the Josephine Baker house...
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