Exhibition: A Look at the History and Restoration of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat

10:30 - 4 February, 2016

Villa Tugendhat (1928–30) in the Czech Republic is the most well-preserved example of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s early functionalism. It is regarded as one of the world’s most important manifestations of villa architecture and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building also likely inspired the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo’s work on Villa Stenersen (1937–39).

Family House Zebetin / JRA

15:00 - 28 December, 2015
© Filip Slapal
© Filip Slapal

© Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal +31

Bamboo House / Atelier Stepan

09:00 - 26 December, 2015
© Štěpán Vrzala
© Štěpán Vrzala

© Štěpán Vrzala © Štěpán Vrzala © Štěpán Vrzala © Štěpán Vrzala +26

ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture

06:00 - 31 March, 2015
Courtesy of Arch for People
Courtesy of Arch for People

Organized by Czech collective Arch for People, ModulARCH is a new festival of modular architecture to be held in Brno, Czech Republic this April. The festival will explore all aspects of modular architecture from the ecological to the economic, and discuss the role of the typology within the contemporary city. Learn more about the three day conference after the break.

M&V Branch Office / Rudolf Müller

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
© KIVA
© KIVA

© KIVA © KIVA © KIVA © KIVA +26

A Historical Masterpiece reopens to the Public: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe

15:00 - 6 March, 2012
© Daniel Fišer / Wikimedia Commons
© Daniel Fišer / Wikimedia Commons

Today, one of the leading exemplars of classic Modern architecture reopens after a two year hiatus. The freshly renovated Villa Tugendhat underwent a monumental restoration and rehabilitation, starting in January 2010, with the aim of preserving and conserving the original building substance and layout, including the construction details, materials and technical system. Renewal work also included the lavish interiors and lush garden. Continue after for the break to learn more about Mies van der Rohe’s renewed masterpiece.

AD Classics: AD Classics: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe

01:00 - 9 September, 2011
© Mr Hyde / Wikimedia Commons
© Mr Hyde / Wikimedia Commons

AD Classics: AD Classics: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe © Simonma / Wikimedia Commons © Daniel Fišer / Wikimedia Commons +14

Masterplan of Juzne Centrum / CHYBIK+KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS

17:00 - 3 June, 2011
Courtesy of CHYBIK+KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
Courtesy of CHYBIK+KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS

This winning project for the Master Plan of Juzne Centrum in Brno, Czech Republic comes from CHYBIK+KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS selected for the Southern Moravian Region Award 2010. The alternative master plan of “Juzne Centrum” is located in a big brownfield and is driven by local activists groups and the academic institution of Faculty of Architecture at University of Technology in Brno. The project incorporates the principles of ecology and economy towards common good and creates a new economic urban design.

More from this project after the break.