Villa Tugendhat – a masterpiece of modernism; Vit Pohanka; Radio Prague

Czech Republic – Tugendhat Villa in Brno

Less is more is an aphorism often associated with the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He might be better known as the last director of the Bauhaus, the famous school of modern architecture in Germany in the interwar period. But before emigrating to the United States, Mies left an indelible mark in the heart of Moravia: the Villa Tugendhat in Brno.

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