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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Happy Birthday Mies

I have bored you to death about Mies van der Rohe - the 1920's German modernist architect whose work is still inspiring some great buildings - and our roof room.

Switching on Google today (try it) the word Google is made of letters in van der Rohe style, to mark the 126th anniversary of his birth.   Not sure if they get Channel 4 in Heaven but if he was watching Restoration Man he will have seen due recognition and praise for his work.

The roof room's design has attracted great praise from people here in Settle - including from some initial sceptics and hostile critics.   The ethereal approach would not work everywhere and it nearly didn't even happen here.

Full marks to the planner and conservation officer who had the vision to support it and extra full marks to architect Stuart Green for suggesting it, designing it and building it.

Happy Birthday Mies van der Rohe

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