Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe was born on March 27, 1886 in Aachen.

In 1905, after finishing his studies he moved to Berlin, where he worked & ograve; until 1907 as an apprentice in the studio of the architect Bruno Paul and from 1905 and from 1911 as assistant to Peter Behrens.

Mies Van Der Rohe joined the avant-garde group "Novembergruppe" to which they were part also painters and sculptors, for cultural renewal.

In 1937 he made his first trip to America where he emigrated; in 1938, called to head the architecture department at the Armor institute.

His main works after 1945: Buildings of the "Illinois Institute of technology" and skyscrapers for homes in Chicago, Seagram building in New York, Museum buildings in Houston and Berlin.

The worldwide recognition of the importance of his work found & ograve; expression in numerous honors.