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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German born American Architect. Commonly known as ‘Mies’, Along with Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. By emphasizing open space and revealing the industrial materials used in construction, he helped define modern architecture. He referred to the buildings he created as “skin and bones” architecture, believing a rational approach to design would guide his creative process.