mies van der rohe haus
the film director georgio von der rohe writes of her first visit to
the mies van der rohe house on 12th may 1994:
when my father's building works were being created in berlin in the
1930s, we daughters were, so to speak, not involved. it is not until today,
over 60 years later - on a beautiful may day that i am able for the first
time to visit this house which my father built.
in the mid sixties, as the new national gallery was built, my father tried
in vain to seek out his earlier works in the eastern part of the city. perhaps
the refusal of the authorities saved him the disappointment of seeing the
serious structural changes to the house. the architectonic substance of
the house and view out to the thriving garden area conspire to make this
first encounter a very special and personal experience: have to think of
how my father, who never owned a house of his own, wished in the last years
of his life to live in such a residence, in a house which - like many of
his private buildings - joins inside with outside and would have allowed
him to move freely in his wheelchair, under the linden tree alongside the
bank of the obersee.
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