Another day, another gem in Barcelona! If you love steel, glass and polished stone and architecture, you shouldn't miss the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona pavilion, if you are in town.
I'm not a die-hard MvdR-fan but love his ideas about inside/outside, plants and clean lines. For instance I really don't like his Barcelona chair: it's not very comfy and I don't like the look, but the pavilion is an intriguing space. It was built for the Barcelona International Exhibition between 1928 and 1929, which means it was never designed as a place to live. That's exactly why I would love to visit the Villa Tugendhat in Brno (Czech Republic): it was commissioned by the Tugendhat couple as a home for their family.
In the pavilion lays an amazing custom carpet and features a "floating" roof. Also, the borders between inside & outside completely disappear. Built in the late 20's I can see that the architect who designed our home here in France, was clearly inspired by some of Mies van der Rohe's work. No more words, just photos, which may inspire you to visit the pavilion when you're in Barcelona 🙂
Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion /// Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7 /// Barcelona, Spain