8 soldiers, 2 towers and 1 palace
While he smokes a cigar, Mies looks at the eight structures that have been placed in front of him; all of them nicely lined up and nicely proportioned, and rapidly the eight shadows from the Potemkin Battleship come into his mind. (Next to them two outlook towers). But, how is it possible?! These soldiers do not cast any shadow?! Light crosses them, as if they were built with air. It seems like gravity, so present in Mies´ buildings, does not apply any force to these structures. However, what it is clear for Mies is that their form comes from its structural behavior... and he likes that. So much with so little. And these soldiers do not overshadow his palace..."