Wednesday, March 5, 2008

SL Architecture: Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion

I love the work of German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and I already discussed finding a replica of his Farnsworth House in SL HERE. You know how much I love architecture and tonight I found another Mies building, his famous Barcelona Pavilion.
Built in 1929 as the German national pavilion for the Barcelona Int'l Exposition, it has become an icon of modern architecture, due to its clean lines and use of space. We are used to buildings like it today, but in 1929, it was an original way of viewing architecture. Its famous white leather "Barcelona" chairs are still being created today. It is spare and beautiful and it was quite a treat to be able to walk through it...well worth a visit.

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