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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Google Doodles Mies

Today Google celebrates Mies van der Rohe on what would be his 126th birthday with a doodle melding the Google name and Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology.


Not surprisingly the curves of each letter are made orthogonal, squeezed into the gridded framework of the building. I could see other Mies projects working just as well -- the Farnsworth House, the Seagram Building, even the recently restored Tugendhat Villa -- but I think Google did a good job with Crown Hall. I especially like the way the letters respond to the transparency of the top half and the frosted are below it.


  1. I think that this was the best Google doodle in a very long time. I like Mies van der Rohe and Bauhaus architecture. And I can really recommend Bauhaus museum in Berlin.


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