Famous first


This is another post that was supposed to publish during my absence. Although it may be hard to believe, this is one of Mies van der Rohe's first commissions. It's worlds away from his later work on the TD building in Toronto  or even the New National Art Gallery right here in Berlin, but you can see the symmetry and the big windows that became so important in his later works are already apparent here. I've also got a bonus look at his gravesite over on Halcyon Travels today.

19 comments:

  1. beautiful place. i love the vines trailing across it.

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  2. I would never have guessed!

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  3. magnificent architecture, no wonder he was so popular and famous!

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  4. That's unlike anything I've seen here. Beautiful!

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  5. There is definitely symmetry in the house and in your photo with the two trees framing the building. It is very good looking!

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  6. Somehow it looks very European to me...

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  7. I would not have taken this for a Mies... but as you say it is an early work. very beautiful it is, too!
    My shot is from Burlington, but I am heading to NOTL next week - any requests?

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  8. I'm usually not a fan of perfect symmetry, but this works OK for me. ;)

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  9. The façade is wonderful and it would be even more when that vine will show its leaves.

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  10. It's quite lovely. I'm a fan of those big windows, too!

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  11. Mies van der Rohe? No way!

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  12. I suppose this is the restored Haus Riehl in Potsdam-Neubabelsberg , built by Ludwig Mies , yes this was his name, in 1906/1907 at the age of 21. If not it would be nice if you give the place where you made this shot and why this style was so special. May be you know who was Mister Riehl ! I kniw but may be not your readers.

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  13. I suppose this is the restored Haus Riehl in Potsdam-Neubabelsberg , built by Ludwig Mies , yes this was his name, in 1906/1907 at the age of 21. If not it would be nice if you give the place where you made this shot and why this style was so special. May be you know who was Mister Riehl ! I kniw but may be not your readers.

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  14. Looks pretty. What a great building!

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