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Article

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Disciplines

Architecture engineering

Publication Details

Building Material: the Architectural Association of Ireland journal, no.20, pp.151 – 169

Previously presented at the inaugural AIARG Conference Dublin, January 2012

Abstract

This paper re-examines the iconic use of cruciform columns in the famous Barcelona Pavilion and the other ‘German’ projects of the architect Mies Van der Rohe. It extrapolates for the material itself to construct a theory about the meaning behind their design and iconography linking it to Shinkel and a coded national identify.

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