The incredible Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic has undergone a complete restoration and it couldn't look any better. Designed in 1929/30 by Mies van der Rohe this building has had an interesting history - it was used as a Nazi headquarter in the second world war, a Russian horse stable, a rehabilitation centre and a dance studio. It has taken almost two years and 7 million Euro to restore its glory, but what a wonderful example of modernist architecture. Details characteristic of Mies are found throughout - walls clad in stone and timber, simple ironmongery and clean steel details. While this was a painstaking restoration process with pieces of the original house tracked down all over the country, the building is now open to the public and I would love to have a look. Mies was a revolutionary thinker pushing the details and engineering far beyond what was common and possible at the time. This house is stunning and I am thankful for the preservation efforts that brought it back to the light a modern master had constructed.
All Photos courtesy of Luxury Culture - Photographer David Zidlicky