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Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion gets a modern redecoration
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Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion gets a modern redecoration

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The temporary intervention showcases the work of Rotterdam-based designer Sabine Marcelis Photo: Nacho Alegre When German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe won the commission to create the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, he was famously given one directive: Don’t use too much glass. “He’d been using a lot of glass in his other projects, so that was part of the brief,” explains Rotterdam-based designer Sabine Marcelis , whose exhibition No Fear of Glass (named for Josep Quetglas’s book about the space) is now open in the iconic Barcelona Pavilion. Since she created a glass […]

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