Google Doodle on Mies van der Rohe
Google doodle paid tribute to the 126th birth anniversary of the German architect, Mies van der Rohe. Google Screengrab

Google has paid tribute to one of the pioneers of modern architecture, Mies van der Rohe, with a new doodle on his 126 birth anniversary by an imagery of glass and steel style of construction.

Born in Aachen, Germany on 1886, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was considered one of the masters of modern architecture, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier.

Mies' designs speak for structure and simplicity, elegance and beauty while emphasising the importance of open space.

Mies spent the initial years of his career in Germany and was the director of Bauhaus School of Architecture, the prestigious German school of experimental art and design.

It was closed by the Nazis in 1933 since they found no interest in Mies' modern architecture.

Mies' migrated to the US in 1937 where his ideas and designs won appreciation and he was made the head of architecture of Armour Institute, the predecessor of the famous Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

During his term at the Armour Institute, he emphasised the back-to-basics approach to education by insisting on the need for architecture students to learn to draw and gain knowledge about the features and materials they would be incorporating in the designs.

His masterpieces of modern architecture designs can be seen across the US.

Some of the his famous designs are the Seagram building in New York, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, the Martin Luther King library in Washington DC and the National Gallery in Berlin.

Mies died of esophagus cancer in 1969 in Chicago.