Simple Architecture

"Less is more"~Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Photo Karen Szymaszek
Farnsworth House 1945-1951 Plano, Illinois

I love simple architecture.  I love it so much that my blog is named Flimsy pi.  That is a anagram for the word "simplify".  Modern architecture is often made up of very clean lines, open spaces and simplicity.  

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Germany in 1886 and died in Chicago in 1969.  I think the Mies van der Rohe Society sums his work up so perfectly:

"Our built environment is meant to be lived in. Mies' buildings, beyond merely affecting our lives, endow them with greater significance and beauty. His buildings radiate the confidence, rationality, and elegance of their creator and, free of ornamentation and excess, confess the essential elements of our lives. In our time, where there is no limit to excess, Mies' reductionist approach is as pertinent as ever. As we reduce the distractions and focus on the essential elements of our environment and ourselves, we find they are great, intricate, and beautiful. Less is more."

Photo Karen Szymaszek
Crown Hall 1956 Chicago, Illinois         

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a master of modern architecture.

Keep it simple...


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