Mies turned 130 years old on Sunday. Here's a great video that discusses Mies life and his impact on architecture - especially in Chicago.
Sarah Rogers Morris is Associate Director of the Mies van der Rohe Society, an organization whose mission is to preserve the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s legacy and maintain the integrity of his buildings.
Before joining the Mies van der Rohe Society, Morris worked as a freelance writer covering design and architecture. Her work as been featured in publications ranging from Pin-Up to Architect's Newspaper. She has also held posts at MoMA, The Judd Foundation and The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Society, and holds an MA in the history of design, decorative arts, and material culture from the Bard Graduate Center.
Morris sat down with Knoll Inspiration to discuss the institution's upcoming celebration of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 130th birthday, titled "Modern Material," which takes place on March 31, 2016 at Crown Hall from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. For ticket information, visit IIT.
Metric film about Mies Van Der Rohe In order of appearance Weissenhof Estate 1927 http://www.weissenhof2002.de/ Barcelona Pavillon 1929 http://miesbcn.com/ Villa Tugendhat 1930 http://www.tugendhat.eu/ Bauhaus 1930 (If you plan to visit, you can sleep in the former student room, a once in a lifetime experience) http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/ George Washington Bridge 1927 Clip from Prelinger Archives - https://archive.org/ Farnsworth House 1951 http://farnsworthhouse.org/ 860-880 Lake Shore Apartments http://860880lakeshoredrive.com/ S.R. Crown Hall 1956 http://arch.iit.edu/ Neue Nationalgalerie 1968 (from 2015 to 2019 in renovation) http://www.smb.museum/en/museums-and-institutions/neue-nationalgalerie/home.html I also filmed the Aachen Cathedral, Seagram Building, Chicago Federal Center, Toronto-Dominion Center, One IBM Plaza, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library but I have chosen not to include the footage in the film. Mies Van Der Rohe and Martin Gropius interview: "Bauhaus Reviewed, 1919-1933" Thanks to Yulia for helping me with the filming. 2012 -2015