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Today, Google has posted the 27th doodle for March 2012 on its homepage. This is to celebrate the 126th birthday of the German born American architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Ludwig Mies was born on March 27th 1886 in Germany.
The building in the Google doodle is the Crown Hall at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. The Crown Hall was constructed from 1950 to 1956. It is considered as one of the masterpieces of Mies. The building is made of expressed steel frames and glass. It is a significant example of the 20th Century Modernist movement.
Mies is considered the pioneer of modern architecture but he has never received formal training on the subject. He was apprenticed with several architects and developed a style for himself.
The other prominent buildings designed by him are Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Seagram Building in New York City, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments in Chicago and Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.
Ludwig Mies passed away on 17th August 1969 in Chicago. As per the records, today’s doodle is the 1341st doodle posted by Google, the first one dating back to 1998.
Click here to have a look at some of the doodles posted by Google.