Happy Birthday Mies Van Der Rohe!

Father of "less is more", Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe was born on March 27, 1886 and was a famous German Architect. He used simple forms and modern materials and is one of my favorite inspirations in the architectural world.

He designed such famous houses such as the Farnsworth House (my Lego experience here):

and the Barcelona Pavilion, which I was blessed to visit in 2004 on a world tour that included most of Spain:

But I think the coolest thing I've seen in a while on the Google page was the tribute to Mies today for his birthday:

So, happy 126th birthday, old man!

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