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Mixed Use House / Makovský & partners

05:00 - 15 May, 2016
Mixed Use House  / Makovský & partners, © Manfred Seid
© Manfred Seid
  • Architects

    Makovský & partners; Zdeněk Makovský, Daniel Makovský, Adam Sirotek
  • Location

    Minská 214/85, 616 00 Brno-Brno-Žabovřesky, Czech Republic
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Manfred Seid © Manfred Seid © Manfred Seid © Manfred Seid +36

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

10:30 - 4 February, 2016
Exhibition: A Look at the History and Restoration of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat

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
Family House Zebetin / JRA, © Filip Slapal
© Filip Slapal
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brno-Žebětín, Czech Republic
  • Architect Team

    Magdalena Rochová, Radek Jarousek
  • Area

    210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

Bamboo House / Atelier Stepan

09:00 - 26 December, 2015
Bamboo House  / Atelier Stepan, © Štěpán Vrzala
© Štěpán Vrzala

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

ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture

06:00 - 31 March, 2015
ModulARCH Festival of Modular Architecture, 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
M&V Branch Office / Rudolf Müller, © KIVA
© KIVA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hněvkovského 603/81, 617 00 Brno-Brno-jih, Czech Republic
  • Area

    987.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© 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: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe

01:00 - 9 September, 2011
AD Classics: Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe, © Alexandra Timpau
© Alexandra Timpau

The Villa Tugendhat was commissioned by the wealthy newlyweds Grete & Fritz Tugendhat, a Jewish couple with family money from textile manufacturing companies in Brno. The couple met Mies van der Rohe in Berlin in 1927, and was already impressed by his design for the Zehlendorf house of Edward Fuchs.  As fans of spacious homes with simple forms, Mies’ free plan method was perfect for the Tugendhats’ taste; however, he was not their only interest in an architect for their own home. They originally confronted Brno’s foremost modern architect at the time, Arnost Wiesner, but after visiting various projects by each architect, the Tugendhats ultimately went with Mies.

© Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau © Alexandra Timpau +28

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.