DOM publishers have released ‘Ludwig Mies van der Rohe – Villa Wolf in Gubin, History and Reconstruction’, a book edited by Dietrich Neumann. Villa Wolf in Gubing, Mies van der Rohe’s first modern building, was constructed between 1925 and 1927 but was destroyed at the end of the Second World War.
This publication documents the history of Villa Wolf, its significance within van Mies van der Rohe’s body of work, and the excavation of the basement and foundations in 2021. Mies’s reinterpretation of the large dwelling with the new concept of a sequence of interconnected, open spaces, as seen in Villa Wolf, later influenced iconic projects such as the German Pavilion in Barcelona and Villa Tugendhat. However, the success of the later works, which were also destroyed, overshadowed Villa Wolf due to their subsequent reconstruction. This book presents a graphic reconstruction of the Villa in preparation for its actual reconstruction. Photo shows book cover of the English version © DOM publishers. DOM publishers