World Heritage Photos

Tugendhat Villa in Brno

The Tugendhat Villa  in Brno is an unique work of art and design. The Tugendhat Villa was designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. His work was influenced by the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl. Mies van der Rohe was the last director of the famous school the Bauhaus. Mies van der Rohe designed the villa for the family Tugendhat. The Tugendhat Villa is a significant example of the Modern Movement, also known as the International Style. For the first time in the history of architecture a steel structure was used in a private house. His statements 'less is more' and 'God is in the details' is characteristic of the purity of the form and used materials, glass, steel and concrete. The German Lilly Reich designed the carpet, the textile and furniture. Also unique is the combination of warm-air heating and cooling. In 1992 the Tugendhat Villa was used as the location where the agreement dividing Czechoslovakia into two independent states was signed, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Some of the closest World Heritage Sites near Brno: Lednice-Valtice about 55 km to the south; Třebíč about 55 km to the west; Telč, about 84 km to the west; Kroměříž about 58 km to the east; Olomouc about 65 km to the northeast; Litomyšl about 78 km to the north. The Tugendhat Villa in Brno gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001. World Heritage Art: Tugendhat Villa in Brno

www.werelderfgoedfotos.nl   © Copyright   World Heritage Photos

Tugendhat Villa in Brno - The Tugendhat Villa in Brno was designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe for the family Tugendhat. The Tugendhat Villa is an unique...

The Tugendhat Villa in Brno was designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe for the family Tugendhat. The Tugendhat Villa is an unique work of art and design. The construction of the villa started in 1929. The family Tugendhat moved to the newly built villa just before the end of 1930. The Jewish Tugendhat family fled Czechoslovakia in 1938, just before the nazis took power. The Tugendhat Villa in Brno gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  1. Tugendhat Villa in Brno - The Tugendhat Villa in Brno was designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe for the family Tugendhat. The Tugendhat Villa is an unique...

    The Tugendhat Villa in Brno was designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe for the family Tugendhat. The Tugendhat Villa is an unique work of art and design. The construction of the villa started in 1929. The family Tugendhat moved to the newly built villa just before the end of 1930. The Jewish Tugendhat family fled Czechoslovakia in 1938, just before the nazis took power. The Tugendhat Villa in Brno gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  2. Tugendhat Villa in Brno - Tugendhat Villa in Brno: The main entrance hall of the villa. The German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the...

    Tugendhat Villa in Brno: The main entrance hall of the villa. The German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the unique Tugendhat Villa. For the first time in the history of architecture a steel structure was used in a private house. Mies van der Rohe was one of the pioneers of the modern International Style, which influences architecture to the modern day.

  3. Tugendhat Villa in Brno - Tugendhat Villa in Brno: The rooms on the third floor have direct access to the terrace. De villa is a three storey detached house. Mies van...

    Tugendhat Villa in Brno: The rooms on the third floor have direct access to the terrace. De villa is a three storey detached house. Mies van der Rohe used materials, such as glass, steel marble and concrete. Also unique is the combination of warm-air heating and cooling. The designer Lilly Reich worked on the furniture, the carpet and textile design.

  4. Tugendhat Villa in Brno - The Tugendhat Villa in Brno is an outstanding example of the modern architecture in Europe. The pieces of furniture in the villa...

    The Tugendhat Villa in Brno is an outstanding example of the modern architecture in Europe. The pieces of furniture in the villa are unique works of art and modern design. The Brno chair was designed by Mies van der Rohe for one of the bedrooms in the villa. Nowadays, the chair is one of the icons of 20th century design. Also an unique work of art and design is the Tugendhat chair, designed by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the Tugendhat Villa. 

  5. Tugendhat Villa in Brno - Tugendhat Villa in Brno: The upper rooms have access to the terrace overlooking the garden and the city of Brno. Rare and exotic materials are...

    Tugendhat Villa in Brno: The upper rooms have access to the terrace overlooking the garden and the city of Brno. Rare and exotic materials are used inside the villa. Onyx was brought from the Atlas Mountains and travertine from Italy. Exotic woods came from Asia, such as rosewood, zebrawood and Macassar ebony. The supporting pilars are made of steel from Germany. The glass of the villa was produced in Bohemia.

  6. Tugendhat Villa in Brno - Tugendhat Villa in Brno: On the lower ground floor is a glass façade facing the garden. The villa was confiscated by the nazis in 1939....

    Tugendhat Villa in Brno: On the lower ground floor is a glass façade facing the garden. The villa was confiscated by the nazis in 1939. During WWII, it was damaged. In 1969, Mrs. Tugendhat returned to the villa. The villa passed to the City of Brno and renovation started in 1989. In 1992, the Tugendhat Villa was used as the location where the agreement dividing Czechoslovakia into the independent Czech Republic and Slovakia was signed.