The Heritage of Mies
Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1)

Editors: Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira

Guest editors: Christian Raabe, Daniel Lohmann, Norbert Hanenberg

Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Mies van der Rohe, International Style, Rehabilitation of modern architecture.

Mies enjoyed great prominence in Europe and America. Starting in Europe, his first incursions resulted in the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition (1929), the Tugendhat House (1930) and the Krefeld silk factory and houses. The Illinois Institute of Technology (1943-1957), the Lake Shore Drive (1951), the Farnsworth House (1951), the Seagram building (1958) and the Toronto-Dominion Centre (1969), bear witness to his work in North America. Back in Berlin, The Neue Nationalgalerie (1968) testifies to the sublime and perfect achievement of his path towards Baukunst and Zeitwille. These ideas, which one may translate, respectively, as the art of building and the will of the time, are anchored in the Mies’s belief that architecture should be metaphysically charged with creative life force. This led him to the modern achievement of developing a new kind of freedom of movement in space, following his sense of order and his very unique conception of urban space.
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Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America
Ana Tostões, Zara Ferreira


The Heritage of Mies
Norbert Hanenberg, Daniel Lohmann, Christian Raabe


“Zur Neuen Welt” — Towards the New World. Ludwig Mies and his Architectural Youth in Aachen
Maike Scholz, Daniel Lohmann

The Verseidag Silk Factory in Krefeld. Architectural History and Restoration of a much-neglected Mies van der Rohe Project
Norbert Hanenberg, Daniel Lohmann

Master Plans and Deviations. Mies van der Rohe's involvement in urban development at Verseidag Krefeld and IIT Chicago
Norbert Hanenberg, Daniel Lohmann

Mies van der Rohe meets Robbrecht en Daem architecten. History of a 1:1 Model based on the Design of Mies van der Rohe
Christiane Lange

The Re-birth of the Tugendhat House
Ana Tostões, Ivo Hammer, Zara Ferreira

The Sequence of Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona: the German Pavilion as Part of a much Larger Industrial Presence
Laura Martinez De Guereñu

Restoration of Crown Hall
Mark Sexton

Restoring the “God Box”: Mies van der Rohe's Carr Chapel at IIT
Gunny Harboe

The Neue Nationalgalerie: the Refurbishment of a Modern Monument
Martijn Jaspers


Fritz Neumeyer
Ana Tostões

Jong Soung Kimm
Ana Tostões


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