Study on Mies' office projects in Germany through an analysis of Formal Types

형태 유형 분석을 통해 본 미스 반 데어 로에의 독일시대 사무소 건축에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2014.08.21
  • Accepted : 2014.10.10
  • Published : 2014.10.31


This study examined the formal types and public space of Mies van der Rohe's office designs in Germany. The characteristics of the formal types, the relationship between public space and formal types, and the composition of public space were analyzed by hierarchy with perspective drawings and plans. The conclusions were as follows. Mies used the formal types, such as U shape and I shape in his early days. Later, he adopted the curved shape and tried to fragment the forms by combining the curved shape with an I shape. Mies designed the entry space in front of the simple formal types. The curved shape was used to create various hierarchical courtyards and rear gardens. The results suggest that Mies developed his own ideas on the formal types and public space utilizing a variety of methods.


Mies van der Rohe;Germany;office project;formal type;public space


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