Stone World

Stone: An Architect's Perspective -- Mies Van De Rohe: 1929 Barcelona Pavilion

January 17, 2012
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In this blog, architect Stephen B. Chambers of Dallas, TX, offers his insight on the use of stone in architecture at sites around the world.

 

After living over a week in an 1150 AD rural Catalan structure, we went "back to the future," to the modernism of 1929 Barcelona. The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain. There were no exhibits held in this pavilion. Its simple form was intended as "a zone of tranquility" for the weary exposition visitor, attracted into the pavilion on the way to the next sight. Read More