Le crush: Mies van der Rohe

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Hace unos dias buscando programas para hacer por mi barrio, Sant Antoni, descubrí que en Montjuic, pegado a mi casa se encontraba una de las obras de Mies van der Rohe.

Este arquitecto fue director de la Bauhaus (un movimiento arquitectónico, por si no saben, y el nombre de una muy buena banda que deberían estar chequeando) por tres años y uno de los arquitectos mas importantes del siglo xx. El pabellón de Alemania es una de sus obras mas influyentes y esta ubicado timidamente a un lado del Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, es una obra simbólica del Movimiento Moderno, su enorme simplicidad, precisión geométrica, la continuidad de los espacios y su claridad son sus atributos mas destacables. El uso de los elementos vidrio, acero y distintos tipos de mármol( su padre era comerciante de mármol) con cuatro tipos de piedra es fenomenal, y un criterio estético que acá por NOSHAMEJANE nos encanta. Ah! tambien diseño la famosa Silla de Barcelona que se puede ver tambien en el pabellón. Les dejo las fotos de mi visita..

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Some days ago, I was searching for things to do around my neighborhood Sant Antoni, and I found out that in Montjuic, near my house you can find one of the works by Mies van der Rohe.

This architect was the director of the Bauhaus for three years (an architecture movement, in case you don’t know, and the name of a great band that you should be checking out if you haven’t already) and one of the most important architects of the 20th century. The Pavilion of Germany is one of his most relevant works and its located timidly next to the Catalonian National Museum of Art. It is a symbolic work from the Modern architectonic movement, and its enormous simplicity, geometric precision, the continuity of spaces and its clarity are the most noticeable aspects. The use of the elements of glass, steel, and different kinds of marble (his father used to commercialize it) with four kinds of stones is incredible, and it fits right into our aesthetic criteria here at NOSHAMEJANE. Ah! He also designed the famous Barcelona chair you can see in the pavilion. Here are some photos of my visit..

 

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3 thoughts on “Le crush: Mies van der Rohe

  1. Just as with his interiors, he created free flowing spaces and flat surfaces that represented the idea of an oasis of uncluttered clarity and calm within the chaos of the city. He included nature by leaving openings in the pavement, through which plants seem to grow unfettered by urbanization, just as in the pre-settlement environment.

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