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Inside Iconic Houses - Villa Tugendhat
Video on demand - Language English
Join Iveta Černá, Head of Villa Tugendhat, for an exclusive tour of Van der Rohe’s masterpiece and World Heritage listed Brno house.
Brno, Czech Republic
Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1930
Join us for an expert led tour of one of the most iconic and groundbreaking modern buildings in the world: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat!
Iveta Černá, Director of Villa Tugendhat, gives an exclusive online tour of Mies' masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage listed house in Brno. The villa was designed for Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in 1928/29 and completed in 1930. It remains a unique work of art in terms of its construction, layout, interior furnishing, technical support and integration in nature.
For the first time in the history of architecture, a steel structure in the form of cross-shaped columns was used in a private house. The interiors feature rare materials - onyx from northern Morocco, Italian travertine, rosewood veneer, zebrawood and Macassar ebony from Southeast Asia. Since 1994, the villa has been under the administration of the Museum of the City of Brno, who have made it accessible to the public. It was declared a National Monument in 1995. Since the demise of the Barcelona Pavilion, Villa Tugendhat has become one of the key buildings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) in Europe. The deciding criterion in restoring (2010-2012) the building was not the age of the house, but its place in the history of architecture. Maintaining the authentic material composition of the building was treated as a work of art of universal importance. In 2001 it was the only example of modern architecture in the Czech Republic included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.