VILLA TUGENDHAT IN BRNO
Villa Tugendhat is a unique work of the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He was hired by spouses Grete and Fritz Tugendhat for construction draft of their villa. He designed it in 1928. Villa Tugendhat is a very unique architectural work for architecture lovers. Villa is on the UNESCO heritage list.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (by own name Maria Ludwig Michael Mies) was born on the 27th of May 1886 in Aachen Germany. He is known for his many architectural works in the Europe. He left for the USA in the year 1938. He created the high-rise Lake Shore Drive Apartments in Chicago (1948-51) and the administration skyscraper Seagram Building in New York (1954-58) and many other magnificent buildings.
Tugendhats, as a Jewish family, left the Villa in 1938 because of German expansion. The Villa was confiscated by the Gestapo in 1939 and registered as the property of the German Reich three years later. The villa was hit by a bomb attack, which destroyed almost all the interior. Red Army confiscated the Villa in 1945 and used it for the accommodation of the Soviet soldiers, including their horses. On December 6th of 1969, the building was included in the State list of cultural monuments. Villa Tugendhat was reconstructed in 80th of 20th century and also in 2010-2012. People can admire it again since 2012.
Villa Tugendhat belongs to the paramount works of modern functionalism. Villa meets all requirements of comfortable and functional living. The individual elements are timeless. In addition to practical functions, it remains a top of art and architectural works.
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