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Mies’ Existential Need for Simplification vs. BricsCAD BIM

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"There is an existential need for simplification." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Father of “Less is More”

Mies espoused the concept of “less is more” long before the days of Building Information Modeling. As a director of the Bauhaus School, he sought to establish an architectural style that could serve as the Modern alternative to Classic or Gothic styles. His design focus was on clarity and simplicity.

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05:00 - 27 March, 2017
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Call for entries: SIMON architecture awards, Living Places

09:40 - 8 September, 2016
Call for entries: SIMON architecture awards, Living Places, Simon Architecture Prize: Living Places
Simon Architecture Prize: Living Places

Simon, leading manufacturer of interfaces and electrical equipment, and technology solutions creator for home and business environments, is celebrating its centenary this year with a series of events. Among them, it is now opening the call for its first architecture award: Living places.

Mies Towers for Sale....(Just Read the Fine Print first)

17:38 - 5 July, 2012
Lafayette Park (1946) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Photo via Flickr CC User MI SHPO. . Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Lafayette Park (1946) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Photo via Flickr CC User MI SHPO. . Used under Creative Commons

No architectural gem is safe from Detroit’s foreclosure crisis – not even two of Mies Van der Rohe’s very own creations. The Lafayette Towers, two 22-story towers of 584 units, originally part of a major urban redevelopment project in the late 50s early 60s, are up for auction July 18th.

But be warned, there is a catch…

Find out the fine print, after the break.