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Mies van der Rohe: Characteristics of the Free Plan

  • Michael J. Ostwald
  • Michael J. Dawes
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Part of the Mathematics and the Built Environment book series (MABE, volume 3)

Abstract

This chapter investigates three spatial properties in the domestic architecture of Mies van der Rohe. All three are associated with Mies’s rejection of the type of cellular, hierarchically-structured planning found in traditional and pre-Modern housing. In its stead, Mies proposed a ‘free’ or ‘open’ plan, with only a minimum of physical divisions, as a sign of his abandonment of historic social structures.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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