Tugendhat House Analysis

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The Tugendhat House was a private villa designed by Mies van der rohe, which located in the Brno, Czech Republic. In this building, Mies used steel frame structure and glass material to create a unique flowing space, which connected the interior space and exterior space and also guaranteed the privacy of the residence at the same time The Tugendhat house sits on a hillside with two story floor plan and a semi-underground room which looks as if it were insert in the hillside. The first floor is a public living space which use glass as the wall that combined the landscape and house together. The glass wall stretches from interior space to exterior space, blurred the line between inside and outside and created penetration effect from outside to inside at the same time. The steel structure system is an important reason that why the glass can be used as wall. The structure of the steel frame liberated the wall from the load-bearing function, and the outside walls were no longer needed to be made thick to bear the weight of the…show more content…
which is another important theory of Mies. In a large open space, which was separate to different part by single wall, can become a single open space again by removing the boundary wall, this large space can be reorganized by the owner. The idea not only create a flowing in sense of space but also create a flowing in sense of time. The Tugendhat house reflected the idea of “total space” in the living space. However, the concept of “total space” become mature in Mies’s later work- Crown hall, which located in the IIT campus. Compared with Tugendhat house, crown hall have a more simple construction form, looks like a simple glass box, the hall has no internal support structure but composed of steel frame structure and glass curtain wall in the outside. The interior space was separated by wooden partition. The flexible blocking part creates an interesting total

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