As a designer of building toys for budding architects, I want to join Google in wishing Mies van der Rohe a special Happy Birthday – 1886- 1969.

His often quoted remarks have always resonated in my design and education work.

“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.”
Speaking about restraint in design, the New York Herald Tribune, 28 Jun 1959.

“Less is more.”
Speaking about restraint in design, the New York Herald Tribune, 28 Jun 1959.