Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Quotes

Who was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe?

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect commonly named Mies. Mies van der Rohe is best known for his work at Bauhaus along with Walter Gropius.

Born March 27, 1886
Died September 17, 1969
Aged 83 years old

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Best 11 Quotes by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Architecture is a language. When you are very good, you can be a poet.”

“Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.”

“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.”

“God is in the details.”

“I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.”

“It is better to be good than to be original.”

“Less is more.”

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“Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children. That is simply good politics. He will not understand what you have to say about architecture most of the time. An architect of ability should be able to tell a client what he wants. Most of the time a client never knows what he wants.”

“No design is possible until the materials with which you design are completely understood.”

“Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.”

“The individual is losing significance; his destiny is no longer what interests us.”

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