Architecture Plan for a Brick Country House, 1923 Mies van der Rohe.
The Villa Tugendhat was commissioned by the wealthy newlyweds Grete & Fritz Tugendhat, a Jewish couple with family money from textile manufacturing companies in Brno. The couple met Mies van der Rohe in Berlin in 1927, and was already impressed by his design for the Zehlendorf house of Edward Fuchs. As fans of spacious homes with simple forms, Mies’ free plan method was perfect for the Tugendhats’ taste; however, he was not their only interest in an architect for their own home. They originally confronted Brno’s foremost modern architect at the time, Arnost Wiesner, but after visiting various projects by each architect, the Tugendhats ultimately went with Mies.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ca.1927. The MR Collection represents some of the earliest steel furniture designs by Mies van der Rohe. The material choice was inspired by fellow Bauhaus master Marcel Breuer, while the forms are thought to be modern derivatives of 19th century iron rocking chairs.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ‚S.R. Crown Hall‘ Chicago Illinois 1956.
God is in the details- Barcelona Chair – Designed by Mies van der Rohe – 1929
Mies van der Rohe – TD Towers in Totonto / Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s TD Centre, the first modern high-rise office complex in Toronto, is unique among neighbouring Financial District office towers due to its lack of illuminated signage. © Liam Philley Photography
Farnsworth House designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951.