Andrés Jaque on ‘Outing Mies van der Rohe’s Basement’

This essay by Andrés Jaque is about the Barcelona Pavilion, which is an iconic building of modern architecture. The art installation ‘PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society‘ displayed objects and working tools from the pavilion’s basement. The essay discusses this intervention as a way of enhancing architectural knowledge through mundane things.

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Image via E-book: Phantom. Mies as Rendered Society (research and drawings: Office forPolitical Innovation. Graphic design: David Lorente and Tomoko Sakamoto) 

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Image via E-bookPhantom. Mies as Rendered Society (photo: Andrés Jaque, 2012) 

Andrés Jaque’s text is about The Barcelona Pavilion. Built in 1986 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, the Barcelona Pavilion is a copy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s ‘Repräsentationspavillon des Deutschen Reiches’ for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.  Continue reading “Andrés Jaque on ‘Outing Mies van der Rohe’s Basement’”

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