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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Villa Tugendhat, 1928-1930

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Villa Tugendhat, 1928-1930

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Villa Tugendhat, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and completed between 1928 and 1930 in Brno, Czech Republic, is a crowning achievement in modernist architecture. This iconic villa is a testament to Mies van der Rohe's innovative approach to design and his famous dictum "less is more."

Characterized by its minimalist aesthetic, the villa demonstrates a radical departure from traditional architectural forms. It features an open plan layout, utilizing a steel framework that allows for large, unobstructed spaces and fluidity between different areas. The extensive use of glass, including a remarkable onyx wall that changes color with varying light conditions, creates a seamless connection between the interior and the natural surroundings.

Villa Tugendhat is also notable for its technological innovations, including a heating and cooling system that was advanced for its time, and a mechanically retractable window that enhances the openness of the space. The use of high-quality materials such as travertine and rare woods adds to the luxurious feel of the house.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Villa Tugendhat is not only an architectural masterpiece but also an important cultural landmark. It exemplifies Mies van der Rohe's philosophy of achieving harmony through simplicity and clarity of design, making it one of the most influential works in the development of modern architecture.


Printed on 310gsm Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching

  • 30x45 cm (12x18 inches) is a limited edition of 100
  • 40x60 cm (16x24 inches) is a limited edition of 50
  • 50x75 cm (20x30 inches) is a limited edition of 25

For all limited editions a certificate of authenticity is included