Ludwig Mies who was born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies on March 27, 1886 in Aachen, Germany was famous as an architect.
The Crown Hall is his one most recommendable and appreciable work that he had constructed in1950-56. A well superb designed building is made up of glass with steel frames, is completely the best example of the 20th Century Modernist movement.
This modern time, the Crown Hall, popularly known as Mies’ masterpieces is at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago that houses its College of Architecture.
And today, Google marks Crown Hall building as its 1341st doodle since the first ever in honour of Ludwig Mies who sought to establish a new architectural simple style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras.
Even, the idol of modern architecture Mies was not a trained architecture and never got any training. By using modern materials such as industrial steel and plate glass to define interior spaces, the master made his masterpiece with his own style. His constructed buildings based on clarity and simplicity that he called “skin and bones” architecture.
In 1937 Mies emigrated to the United States after being frustrated with ruling of Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and the Nazis closed down the school he was heading. Here he accepted a residential commission in Wyoming and then headed the department of architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with introduction of his a new kind of education and attitude later influenced in North America and Europe in many decades.
“God is in details” and “less is more” such idioms are associated with Mies who had added his maternal surname van der Rohe to his name after he separated from his wife.
At age of 83, Mies died on August 17, 1969 in Chicago. In Mies’s work that pushed his amazing career, many more designed buildings are added like Barcelona Pavilion, Tugendhat House, Farnsworth House, 860–880 Lake Shore Drive, Seagram Building, New National Gallery, Toronto-Dominion Centre and Westmount Square.