The Mies Society is on day three of its European architectural tour. Today, Tuesday, we visited the recently and meticulously restored Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic. The level of detail in this restoration is phenomenal. The home, built in 1928, was made with an iconic blend of Miesian materials: chrome, travertine, glass, and steel.
Above: We were provided booties to wear on the tour.
Above: Guests stand “inside” the house; the window was moved down all the way.
Above: Feast your eyes on these dining room table details.
Above: Uncommonly green Barcelona chairs in front of an onyx wall
Above: Special cold storage for furs
Above: A chair sized for children
Above: Children’s chairs and an adult chair in the daughter’s room.
Above: Fully restored built-in closets in bedrooms
Above: Guest Sharon at rest
The tour guides attribute this door hardware to Walter Gropius, father of the Bauhaus.
Above: A pulley system opens the out-of-reach windows
Above: Note the reveal around the fixture; the cruciform decoration echos the columns.
Above: Wood exterior window shutters
Above: Mean, clean, bathroom tiles
Above: Note three layers of reveal at this door frame.› Read more