This architectural journey immerses you in the history and the legacy of the Bauhaus. This training for visual artists, craftsmen and architects originated in Weimar in 1919, then moved to Dessau and was based in Berlin until 1932.
About monuments and individuality. About the individual and about monumentality.
Discover. Feel overwhelmed. Admire humble. Be strengthened.
A day trip to the pavilion and the Krefeld period of one of the major icons of twentieth century architecture.
Villa Tugendhat by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Brno and Villa Müller (both 1928-1930) by Adolf Loos in Prague are topping the ‘billboard’.
The fact that Peter Zumthor builded a few notable buildings in Cologne is widely known.
The Ludwig Mies van der Rohe villas from the 1930s in Krefeld are also marked as “must see” since the lectures of Dirk De Meyer.
The significance of the projects realized by Mies after his immigration to North America are summarized. Cultural and other roots of Mies’ European period are used to analyze his later work.
What are the backgrounds of the young Ludwig Mies in the Germany Deutsche Werkbund, the expressionism, the Berlin conservative building traditions and the artistic avant-gardes? Early manifestos as Glashochhaus and his achievements in the twenties are highlighted.
The city of Berlin is an emotionally loaded city, a mystical metropolis. The images of Berlin are burned into our collective memory. Berlin is a city with an ‘Earth-shaking’ history in a country with a horrific past.
A fascinating journey that konfronteert us with the historical work of Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, until the recent work of SOM and Jahn.
His style is characterized by clean lines and a consistent use of steel and glass and constructive clever and aesthetically pleasing corner solutions. The absence of ornaments marked a clear break with tradition.