Today’s Google doodle pays tribute to one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Mies van der Rohe, who was born 126 years ago on March 27.
|Google Doodle on March 27: Celebrates 126th birthday of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe|
German-born American architect, popularly known as Ludwig Mies, was born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies on March 27, 1886 in Aachen, Germany. After Ludwig Mies had established himself as an architect and his marriage failed he added his maternal surname van der Rohe to his name.
He died in August 17, 1969; almost 42 years ago, but steel and glass buildings designed by him can be seen in most of the major cities in United States.
His most famous buildings include the Seagram building in New York, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Martin Luther King library in Washington DC and the National Gallery in Berlin.
The most amazing fact of Mies life is that he never received any formal architectural training. He apprenticed with several architects and got worldwide fame for a style of his own.