Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion:
As part of the1929 International Exposition in Barcelona Spain, the Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Mies van der Rohe, was the display of architecture’s modern movement to the world. Originally named the German Pavilion, the pavilion was the face of Germany after WWI, emulating the nation’s progressively modern culture that was still rooted in its classical history. Its elegant and sleek design combined with rich natural material presented Mies’ Barcelona Pavilion as a bridge into his future career, as well as architectural modernism. (ArchDaily)
I hope to be able to visit this rich, historical space on my next trip to Spain. However, without ever even being here, I can tell Mies van der Rohe achieved a serenity and timelessness through his use of lines, material and elements. Love.