CLUE: A YOUNG ARCHITECT'S DESIGN OF A POLYCHROMED, SOLID STONE CHURCH WITH ROUNDED ARCHES PROVED TO BE AN INFLUENTIAL ALTERNATIVE TO THE PREVALENT GOTHIC IDIOM OF THE TIME. A STYLE WAS EVEN NAMED AFTER HIM
The answer to the April issue's Guess the Architect is LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE, who designed the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czech Republic, in 1930. The partially steel-frame and plastered-masonry house is perched on a slope where the entrance is on the top floor, facing the street. The living and dining areas, on the lower level, look out to a garden through an 80-foot-long band of alternately retractable glass windows. The house, extensively renovated in 2012, is part of the Brno City Museum.
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