by coco

Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion:

Image via ArchDaily

As part of the1929 International Exposition in Barcelona , the Barcelona Pavilion, designed by , 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)

Image via Double Space Photography

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.