From Thonet to TON: the post-war history of bentwood furniture
The lecture is focused on the post-war development of bentwood furniture, which has not been professionally researched so far and is often...
THONET FROM BOPPARD TO BYSTŘICE POD HOSTÝNEM
(The development of wood bending technology)
31 October at 6 p.m.
When Michael Thonet invented bending wooden rods, he gave rise not only to a new...
Modern furniture and modern architecture
Development of furniture proceeded hand in hand with architecture. This applies to modern architecture and interior. Formal and ideological characteristics of...
Architecture historian Pavel Zatloukal will present a lecture on his latest publication, Meditations on Architecture: Olomouc, Brno, Hradec Králové 1815 ̶ 1915.
The book Meditation on Architecture...
In 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a country house for the Kaufmann Family over a small stream in Western Pennsylvania. He named it Fallingwater. It remains one of Wright’s most acclaimed...
„Lilly Reich and her partnership with Mies van der Rohe“
Prof. Dr. Phil. Magdalena Droste studied art history at the University of Marburg. She spent her voluntary gap years in 1977–1979 in...
Qatar Sports City – Competition For FIFA World Cup Soccer Stadium
A competition submittal for the Qatar 2022 FIFA soccer World Cup opening and final game iconic stadium.
Drawing on the rich traditions...
Villa TugendhatA house on the edge of history
The same title as the lecture is also featured on a monograph dedicated to this project by architect Jan Sapák. The Villa Tugendhat in Brno is his lifelong...
Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles
In 2003, a concert hall was successfully completed in Los Angeles after 16 years of construction, its design was created in the studio of Frank Owen Gehry. The...
TOPOMOMO – Topography of the Modern Movement
From 1918 to 1939 the area between Weisswasser in Upper Lusatia and Jablonec nad Nisou in Northern Bohemia was characterized by innovative industrialists and...
The Roots of the Barcelona Pavilion
For years scholars and historians have attributed the origins of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s landmark design for the Barcelona Pavilion to the revolutionary spatial...
Building and business activities of the Löw-Beer family
In August last year, a book titled "The Löw-Beer Villas and the History of an Entrepreneurial Family" was published, dedicated to the Jewish...
SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURE / ABSTRACT ARCHITECTUREBARCELONA PAVILLION / TUGENDHAT HOUSELILLY REICH / LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHETREATISE ON SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Lilly Reich and Mies van der Rohe were one of...
Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart
The Weissenhofsiedlung is one of the most significant landmarks left by the movement known as "Neues Bauen”. The estate was erected in 1927 as a residential building exhibition...
Vienna Modernism and its Relations to Czech Modern Architecture
In Vienna, after 1900, Jewish students did not attend Otto Wagner's class at the Academy of Fine Arts which was considered anti-semitic...
The Significance and Survival of the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
Richard Neutra (1892–1970) was born and educated in Vienna, inspired by Otto Wagner, and a direct student of Adolf...
Friedrich Weinwurm and his contribution to engaged thinking about architecture
One of the frequent topics in the current architectural discourse is the role of the architect in society. When looking into...
The Van Schijndel House: Room for New Views
The Van Schijndel House in Utrecht is a true signature house wherein every aspect, including most of the furniture, was designed and built by the architect...
“I always wanted to have a modern spacious house of clear and simple shapes.”
In January this year, 45 years have passed since the legendary lecture by Grete Tugendhat in the Brno House of Arts. It took...
The Glass House by Philip Johnson
The Glass House was completed in 1949 on a nearly 50-acre property in New Canaan, CT. A private house of architect Philip Johnson, is now one of the major works...
Architect Otto Eisler – between “Loos’ traditionalism and Gropius’ modernism”
This summer, 120 years have passed since the birth and 45 since the death of architect Otto Eisler (1 June 1893, Bystřice...
With the speakers Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat and Ivo Hammer
Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat will talk about the life in Brno’s Villa Tugendhat, showing photos from her father's private
The person and work of one of the most famous native sons of Brno, the architect Adolf Loos (10th December 1870 Brno – 23rd August 1933 Kalksburg, Vienna), has been of interest to several generations of...
On Sunday 10 November 2013 at 5 p.m. there is the last guided tour of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919) Retrospective exhibition in Brno House of Arts.
After the guided tour, the personality and...
“Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Modern Sculpture”
The accompanying programme to the exhibition WILHELM LEHMBRUCK RETROSPECTIVE will include a lecture, held in Brno House of Arts by prof. Dr. Petr Wittlich, PhD...
„The story of the torso from Villa Tugendhat and Wilhelm Lehmbruck“
The second lecture prepared by the Study and Documentation Centre in Villa Tugendhat after the summer holidays will be held in Villa...
Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919)
Sculptures, paintings, drawings, lithographs and photographs
from the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg and from the artist’s estate
The Brno House...
“The story of the torso from Villa Tugendhat and Wilhelm Lehmbruck”
The first lecture prepared by the Study and Documentation Centre in Villa Tugendhat after the summer will be held exceptionally in the...
The Masaryk University (Department of German Studies and Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts), in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Prague, the Department of Foreign Relations of...
„Genius loci of the slope above Lužánky, the Tugendhat Villa and its photogenic character“
Last lecture before the summer will focus on an exceptional location in Brno and the Villa Tugendhat...
„Renewal and rehabilitation of Villa Tugendhat“
Members of the design team (Marek Tichý, Milan Rak, Ivan Wahla, Tomáš Rusín, Vítek Tichý) will introduce the concept of monument renewal and...
"Mies van der Rohe - a path to the flowing space and aesthetics of Villa Tugendhat"
Although the space arrangement of Villa Tugendhat was being described as radical, its preparation and aims can...
"Reception of Villa Tugendhat in the context of contemporary Czechoslovak architecture"
Villa Tugendhat was received by the Czech environment quite coldly or rather with ignorance up to definite...
On Wednesday 21 November 2012, world-renowned Czech architect and designer Eva Jiřičná lectured at the Villa Tugendhat. A lecture on "Architecture laced with glass and steel – from design to practical...
“Thoughts on the Ground Plan: Spatial Ideas in Mies, Loos, Strnad, Frank and Scharoun”
During the early decades of the last century, Central Europe was not a fertile ground for discussions about building...
Dear friends, DOCOMOMO members, fans of modern architecture and the Tugendhat Villa,
please accept our invitation to an exceptional presentation of the TUGENDHAT Villa, which will be held on October...
A closed lecture, organised by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Science, took place in Villa Tugendhat on 6 June 2012.
The lecture on the theme Immaterial Bodies: Mies van der Rohe and the Baroque...
The 26th specialised methodological day of the National Monument Institute workplace Brno will take place on 15 May 2012 from 10am to 3 pm in the Moravian Museum in Brno (Zelný trh 8) in Dietrichstein...