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I'm a big fan of Mie's work, if he was still alive today, what kind of car do you think he would drive?
maybe maybach ..
1968 Quasar Unipower
We can be pretty sure that Mies would never deign to drive himself.
He'd drive a Saab '95 like every other fucking architect.
His driver's licence would be taken away for drunk driving.
It is a fact that Mies never had a driver's license and would most likely not be interested in answering such a mundane and materialistic question if posed to him.
yes but WHAT IF?!? (mies not materialistic el oh el!)
and mouse, mies is not like 'every other fucking architect'.
Mies owned a pale yellow Oldsmobile. I believe his son-in-law Dirk Lohan drove for him. His 'taste' in objects seemed to be along the lines of elegant simplicity. His self-designed gravestone is a simple stone horizontal slab.
There's an elegant simplicity in the way he inserted the IIT campus in Chicago. Less is more, unless it's a community of humans.
...way to completely ignore the question and say the same thing you've been saying in 7000 different ways Thayer..congrats.
and mouse...i don't think i know a single architect who drives a saab
Didn't he live in a turn of the century residence rather than something modern? If he were alive today and had to trade in his yellow olds I bet he would go for something like a Lincoln.
@eric Dirk lohan is mies' grandson...
@permit mies lived in an apartment in a four or five story building, in front of a small park, and which had no doorman.
Thanks Raymonde. Never met Lohan. Never met Mies (too young) but he was a topic of conversation as my wife's ex-inlaws built many of his buildings in Chicago.
I'm sorry Lars, I don't mean to bore you or ignore the question. I think Mies would drive the 1968 Quasar Unipower pictured above. That's a funny picture!
Probably a chaffered Mercedes S-Class. Or maybe a Rolls-Royce?
I've no idea, yo!
The Weekend Mies. Thanks, mdler.
Yes, that's him. Picture a stogie in left hand.
@evan is that some sort of pope mobile? very miesian ...