Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Quotes

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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Quotes

It must be understood that every architecture is bound to its time and manifests itself only in vital tasks and through the materials of its age. It has never been otherwise.
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It is not possible to go forward while looking back.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Architecture depends on its time. It is the crystallization of its inner structure, the slow unfolding of its form.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

I do not oppose form, but only form as a goal.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Industrialization of the building trade is a question of material. Hence the demand for a new building material is the first prerequisite.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Generally, I think my work has so much influence because of its reasonableness.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

I really don't know the Chicago School. You see, I never walk. I always take taxis back and forth to work. I rarely see the city.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

It must be understood that every architecture is bound to its time and manifests itself only in vital tasks and through the materials of its age. It has never been otherwise.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Create form out of the nature of the task with the means of our time. This is our work.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

The idea of service leads to community.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

If there really is no new way to be found, we are not afraid to stick with the old one that we found previously. So, I do not make every building different.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of old? Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? here, the wisdom of whole generations is stored.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Nature, too, shall live its own life. We must beware not to disrupt it with the color of our houses and interior fittings. yet we should not attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together into a higher unity.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

1926 was the most significant year. Looking back, it seems that it was not just a year in the sense of time. It was a year of great realisation or awareness. It seems to me that at certain times of the history of man, the understanding of certain situations ripens.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

I hope you will understand that architecture has nothing to do with the inventions of forms. It is not a playground for children, young or old. Architecture is the real battleground of the spirit.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

The demands of the time for objectivity and functionality must be fulfilled. If that clearly happens, then the buildings of our day will convey the greatness of which the age is capable, and only a fool will maintain that they lack it.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

Architecture wrote the history of the epochs and gave them their names.

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

But what if we are dealing with fools?

— Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

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