Construction Detailing & Research
City College of New York, Spitzer School of Architecture
Černopolní 45, 613 00 Brno, Czechia
Built by the architect Mies van der Rohe, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno is an excellent example of the international style in the modern architecture movement as it evolved in Europe in the 1920s. Its particular value lies in the implementation of revolutionary spatial and aesthetic ideas aimed at fulfilling new needs in the lifestyle by taking advantage of the possibilities provided by contemporary industrial development. There is no other comparable architectural work which has been preserved with such dignity in the European output of Mies van der Rohe. Below is a deconstructive dissection of Mies’s masterpiece in order to understand the principles and foundations of his design.