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Without Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), there would not have be the International Style we know today as the impetus for mid-century modernism. Born in Aachen, Germany, Mies (who was born Ludwig Mies and adopted his mother's maiden name, Rohe, in 1921) worked, in his early years, in the office of Peter Behrens, which employed Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Hans Meyer, and Peter Grossman at the same time as well. Inspired by the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Mies lay his first monumental foundations in the early 1920s with an office building and skyscraper in Berlin (though, of course, they could have been placed anywhere), both sheathed in glass. His 1929 Barcelona Pavilion--from which also comes the Barcelona chair produced by Knoll--became iconic of the International Style and its use of modern materials (like glass, steel, and, here, marble and travertine) meant for any and all locations. Like many German modernists, Mies immigrated to the United States during the Nazi reign and found his home in Chicago. In the U.S., he created American masterpieces like the S.R. Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Seagram Building in New York, and the Farnsworth House, just outside of Chicago. Though he passed away in 1969, his legend, like his influence, continues to live loudly.
Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten strives for buildings with its own character, a special spaciousness and careful, durable finish. As architects, you have a great responsibility for the environment in which people live and work in. The dialogue between the client and careful integration into the environment therefore play an important role in their work. Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten believes in architecture and the interest of quality of the buildings.
"My aim is to blend shape, construction and material into visual perfect unity, resulting in products that radiate a self evident quality"
1967 - 1971 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam
1976 Stipendium Ministerie van VWC
1985 - 1986 Werkbeurs Stichting Fonds voor de Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst
1986 "Most Innovative use of Design Award" Accent on Design Show New York
1986 - 1987 Gast docent Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Arnhem
1988 Presentatiebeurs Stichting Fonds voor Beeldende Kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst
1990 Gast docent Seminar Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht
1993 Jurylid Workshop TU Bouwkunde, Delft
2001 Gast docent "Men and Living" Design Academy, Eindhoven
2006 Jurylid Pal Case contest i.s.m. Tivoli-Radio/Audiac b.v.