The Re-birth of the Tugendhat House
Ana Tostões, Ivo Hammer, Zara Ferreira

Abstract
Following a thorough and pioneering conservation-science study, the Tugendhat House was restored between 2010 and 2012. The house of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat, in Brno, designed by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich (1928-1929), is the single example of modern architecture in the Czech Republic inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. After an intense and dramatic life with different uses, the house received an outstanding restoration which brought back its original form, space and materiality, and was opened to the public as a House-Museum. This paper aims to bring light to this fascinating story based on the book Tugendhat House. Ludwig Mies van der Rohle by Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, Ivo Hammer and Wolf Tegethoff (Basel, Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, 2015), namely on Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat statements and on the experience of the members of the International Expert Advisory Commission THICOM.

Keywords
Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Mies van der Rohe, International Style, Rehabilitation of modern architecture, Czech Republican modern architecture, Tugendhat House.

Issue 56
Year 2017
Pages 44-55
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.52200/56.A.PN6S7PFN

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