Google has a special logo today for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 126th birthday. He was born in Germany and lived there until 1944. He then moved to American and lived there until he died at the age of 83 on August 17, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois.
He was most well known for his work in modern architectural style that he called “skin and bones” architecture. His designs were very open with a minimal look and frame work.
The Google logo symbolizes just that with the long frames, many windows and clean straight lines.
His more well known projects include Barcelona Pavilion, Tugendhat House, Crown Hall, Farnsworth House, 860–880 Lake Shore Drive, Seagram Building, New National Gallery, Toronto-Dominion Centre and Westmount Square.
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