Mies van der Rohe – Architect

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Mies van der Rohe Architect

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Mies van der Rohe – Key Architecture

We feature the major designs by this celebrated architect:

Barcelona Pavilion, Spain
Farnsworth House, USA
860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, USA
Tugendhat Villa, Czech Republic

Mies van der Rohe Gas Station, Nun’s Island, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Restoration design: Les architectes FABG
Mies van der Rohe gas station on Nuns Island, Montreal
photo : Steve Montpetit

Mies van der Rohe Gas Station
This is one of a number of structures builtt by Metropolitan Structures, a real estate giant who had built numerous projects in Chicago with the collaboration of Mies van der Rohe.

Mies van der Rohe News

Miesian Architecture
Miesian Architecture : architectural article by James Khamsi for e-architect, 16 Oct 2013

Gene Summers
Chicago architect Gene Summers, 83, dies.

December 12, 2011 – Gene was an assistant to Mies. He was later dean of IIT’s College of Architecture, from 1989 to 1993.

Gene worked with Mies van der Rohe on such celebrated projects as the Seagram Building in New York and the Chicago Federal Center.

Born in 1928 in San Antonio, Texas, he received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A & M University in 1949 and his master’s in 1951 from IIT, where he studied under Mies van der Rohe.

From 1950 until 1966, he served as a project architect in the Mies van der Rohe office.

Gene Summers was later partner in charge of design at C.F. Murphy Associates, where he was the chief architect of McCormick Place, completed in 1971.

Mies van der Rohe – Buildings

Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain
1929; reconstructed 1983-86
The Barcelona Pavilion is probably the most famous and respected Ludwig Mies van der Rohe building. Other key buildings by Mies include the Farnsworth House, the Tugendhat House in the Czech Republic, Crown Hall at IIT and Lake Shore Apartments in Chicago.
Barcelona Pavilion
Mies van der Rohe
photograph © Adrian Welch
Barcelona Pavilion
The building is also known as the ‘Mies van der Rohe Pavilion’.

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, USA
1950
Farnsworth House
picture © gm+ad architects
Farnsworth House
Modern house design by Mies van der Rohe for Dr. Edith Farnsworth: she sold the home in 1972 to Lord Palumbo – beautiful floating planes, a famous example of Modern architecture.

860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, USA
1951
860-880 Lake Shore Drive Chicago
photo : William Zbaren
Lake Shore Drive Apartments
Exposed steel and glass apartment towers, classic Mies van der Rohe architecture. Apparently no other building by Mies van der Rohe had as immediate or strong an impact on his American contemporaries, and the influence of these structures was to pervade much of modern architecture.

Tugendhat House, Brno, Czech Republic
1930
Tugendhat House
photograph © Adrian Welch
Tugendhat house
The Tugendhat House is – for me – one of the best buildings I’ve visited. With its floor-to-soffit glazing that electronically slid into the walls below to the key entertaining spaces, its beautiful use of materials and tightly-controlled plan the house is a joy. The red onyx wall is orientated orthogonally but also with an eye to the sunsets: it glows a deep red colour with speckles of black and white where the onyx contains other stones and small holes.

Mies van der Rohe emigrated to the USA in 1938

Another key building by Mies van der Rohe is the Seagram Building in New York:

Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York City, USA
1958
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect; Philip Johnson, architect
Seagram Building

Buildings by Mies van der Rohe in America

Crown Hall + IIT Masterplan, Chicago, Illinois
1940-
Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois
1950
Lake Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois
1951
Seagram Building, New York
1958

Farnsworth House
Farnsworth House Illinois
image © gm+ad architects

Mies van der Rohe Buildings in the USA open to the public

Farnsworth House, 14520 River Road, Plano, Illinois
1950
Mies van der Rohe, architect

Crown Hall – IIT, 3360 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois
1940-
Mies van der Rohe with Pace Associates & C. F. Murphy Associates
College of Architecture building, Illinois Institute of Technology

IIT Masterplan incl. Illinois Institute of Technology Building
1940
Mies van der Rohe, architect

Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York City, NY
1958
Mies van der Rohe architect with Philip Johnson, architect
Details & proportions influenced by Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
Open to the public: Seagram Gallery + Four Seasons Restaurant
Tours: every Tue, 3 pm
Seagram Building – Contact: +1 212 572 7000

Illinois Institute of Technology Buildings

Mies van der Rohe Building in the USA not open to the public

860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Chicago, Illinois
1948-51

Other Mies van der Rohe Buildings

Mies van der Rohe buildings listed chronologically:

Wolf House, Guben, Germany/Poland 1926
Hermann Lange House, Krefeld, Germany 1928
Josef Esters House, Krefeld, Germany 1930
Karl Lemke House – Landhaus Lemke, Berlin, Germany 1932/33
Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, Canada 1967
Mellon Hall of Science, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, USA 1968
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany 1968
IBM Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA 1971
Chicago Federal Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA 1974

National Gallery Building, Berlin:
National Gallery Berlin
photo © Adrian Welch

Mies van der Rohe Architecture

Mies van der Rohe buildings listed alphabetically:

Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain
Chicago Federal Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Crown Hall + IIT Masterplan, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Farnsworth House, Plano, USA
IBM Building, Chicago, USA
Lake Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Landhaus Lemke, Berlin, Germany
Mellon Hall of Science, Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, USA
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Seagram Building, New York, USA
Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, Canada
Weissenhof apartment house, Stuttgart, Germany

The Caroline Wiess Law Building, MFAH, Texas, USA
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
photo © MFAH
Mies van der Rohe building : Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Mies van der Rohe building photos welcome at info@e-architect.co.uk

Mies van der Rohe Awards

Mies van der Rohe architect
– Winner of RIBA Gold Medal 1959
Barcelona Pavilion
Barcelona Pavilion photograph © Adrian Welch
Mies van der Rohe architect

National Gallery Berlin, Germany
Mies building Germany
photograph © Adrian Welch
Mies van der Rohe building

Barcelona Pavilion photos


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Mies van der Rohe, architect – Practice Information

Mies van der Rohe originally based in Germany, but the architect spent most of his career in the United States. Celebrated International Style architect

Mies van der Rohe : Modern Architect

Iconic Buildings

Mies van der Rohe : German Architect

American Architecture

Mies van der Rohe associate for Seagram Building : Philip Johnson

Mies van der Rohe Awards 2009

New York Architecture

Modern Houses

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