Kelly Mies van de Rohe Tugendhat Villa

Christopher Kelly Visits Mies van de Rohe’s Tugendhat Villa

During Kelly's visit to Europe, he just managed to get into Mies van de Rohe’s Tugendhat Villa built in 1929 (remember to book). The world heritage building is the pride of the town Brno in the Czech Republic. It was instructive to be able to compare it to Adolf Loos's Meuller House, which we also visited in Prague.

Loos links some fantastic interior spaces around the circulation in quite an internalised closed house. Mies works his reflective materials to make spaces in a free plan. Large motorised glazed sashes opening up to a beautiful garden. So, three houses including Corbusier’s Villa Savoye built at the end of the 1920’s that completely revolutionised the typology of the villa.

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