Archive of pictures and sounds

 
COMPARATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

COMPARATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

This comparison of photographs came about through a study of the photography archive of Fritz Tugendhat and the DeSandalo Brno studio and photographs taken by Daniela Vokounová and David Židlický. The comparative photographs were taken at the same place as the period ones and can be consequently made use of during... read more

 
THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE ARCHIVE PLANNING DOCUMENTATION

THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE ARCHIVE PLANNING DOCUMENTATION

The systematic digitalization of the archive planning documentation for Villa Tugendhat, housed in the collections of the Brno City Museum, was begun in the year 2009. Approximately 200 plans, that is approximately 2/3 of the overall collection of plans, have been transformed into digital form. The scanning of these... read more

 
PHOTOGRAPHY OF MILOŠ BUDÍK

PHOTOGRAPHY OF MILOŠ BUDÍK

The photography of Villa Tugendhat by the Brno photographer Miloš Budík, who took approximately 60 shots of the exterior and interior of the building in February 1959, rank among the most significant resources obtained by SDC-VT in the year 2008. These photographs represent not only a valuable historical document,... read more

 
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF PETER ZERWECK

THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF PETER ZERWECK

A group of 15 photographs by the German architect Peter Zerweck became a significant addition to the SDC-VT collections in the year 2008. Peter Zerweck from Nuremberg photographed Villa Tugendhat in August 1969. The value and importance of these shots of the exterior and interior of the building consist of their having... read more

 
VIDEO-DOCUMENT JOSEF JANEČEK

VIDEO-DOCUMENT JOSEF JANEČEK

This audiovisual recording of the account of Josef Janeček regarding the circumstances of the project and the realization of the restoration and reconstruction of the Villa over the years 1981-1985, filmed directly in Villa Tugendhat, was carried out as part of the research activity of the Study and Documentation Centre... read more

 
VIDEO-DOCUMENT WINDOWS

VIDEO-DOCUMENT WINDOWS

This depicts the closing of the retractable window opposite the onyx wall. It was the only original one to be preserved up until the 1980s, see the archive photo documentation from the post-war period. The destruction of the only preserved glazing of the retractable window ranks among the most discussed moments in... read more

 
VIDEO-DOCUMENT JOSEF NĚMEC

VIDEO-DOCUMENT JOSEF NĚMEC

The architect Josef Němec is the emeritus director of the State Institute for Reconstruction of Monument Buildings and Structures in Brno. Starting in the 1970s he was one of the first active architects to initiate and realize the renewal of monuments of modern architecture. He played a key role in the fate of the... read more

 
video-document Vladimír Šlapeta

video-document Vladimír Šlapeta

The architect and urban planner, Professor Vladimír Šlapeta, ranks among the leading Czech modern architecture historians and theoreticians. He studied architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague and led the department of architecture at the National Technical Museum in Prague for almost twenty years.... read more

 
ARCHIVE VIDEO DOCUMENTARY - BOHUMIL KOČÍ

ARCHIVE VIDEO DOCUMENTARY - BOHUMIL KOČÍ

Prof. Ing. Bohumil Kočí, CSc. is Professor emeritus at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Brno University of Technology. He worked for a number of years as director of Brno Building Company and Gottwaldov (Zlín) Building Company and as Building Director for a  United States Steel Corporation. As a graduate... read more

 
VIDEO-DOCUMENTARY - JAROSLAV MACHOVEC

VIDEO-DOCUMENTARY - JAROSLAV MACHOVEC

Prof. Ing. Jaroslav Machovec, CSs. is Emeritus Professor at Mendl University in Brno. He is the father of Czech landscape architecture and a leading figure in the field. He was additionally a former close colleague with the garden architect Markéta Roderová-Müllerová, co-author of the garden in Villa Tugendhat. read more

 
VIDEO-DOCUMENTARY - VLASTA PLUHAŘOVÁ

VIDEO-DOCUMENTARY - VLASTA PLUHAŘOVÁ

Vlasta Pluhařová spent part of her childhood in Černá Pole at the beginning of the 1940s. She would often play with her friend, from the neighbouring villa with Villa Tugendhat, along with other children from the area in the garden in Villa Tugendhat. The children also played at times in the main living area of the... read more

 
VIDEO-DOCUMENTARY - MILAN KNAP

VIDEO-DOCUMENTARY - MILAN KNAP

Ing. Milan Knap is emeritus director of the research institute of the company SkloUnion Teplice. He graduated from the Department of Glass Technologies of the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague. His teachers included the world renowned Czech scientist Prof. Otto Wichterle. Milan Knap worked in the glass industry... read more