Mies van der Rohe Space, Material and Detail

  • Edgar Stach Thomas Jefferson University


Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is widely regarded as one of the most influential architects and architectural theorists of the 20th century. His work is unmistakable in its clarity and the rigor with which it embodies the principles of rationalism and functionalism, as well as in its spatial qualities, material expression and detailing. Typical for his style is the clear definition of place, the idea of universal space, the legible logic of the construction and precise detailing. For Mies, technological advances were a driving force of architecture, a spirit of the times that architecture should embrace and express. Above all, clarity and structure, not just in terms of the construction but also in intellectual thought, were for him the only way to create architectural space. Space for Mies was something that continues beyond its physical limits and creates connections between inside and outside.

How to Cite
Stach, E. (2018). Mies van der Rohe Space, Material and Detail. ARCC Conference Repository. https://doi.org/10.17831/rep:arcc%y461