Nicholas Santino, Exercise 101 – “Modernist Classic”

The Barcelona Pavillion is one of the most enticing, beautiful and refined buildings of all time. With very simplistic design, the Barcelona Pavillion has minimal geometrical order and emphasizes the use of wide spaces, making it look very streamlined. The building is made to look as if planes are perpendicular to each other. Known for its rich and stunning materials, there are different types of metals and marbles used to build Barcelona Pavillion.

Article Link: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20130924-less-is-more-a-design-classic

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  1. Brenda Hernandez-Diaz

    I was looking at this building from the top (and sort of side, or back wall, maybe? The enclosed side), and I had noticed that it sort of looks like an opened up matchbox. I wonder if Mies Van de Rohe had possibly found inspiration from a matchbox. Would be so interesting to know.

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