Mies Van Der Rohe – Riehl House

The Riehl House was Mies Van Der Rohe’s first building, constructed in 1907. He was merely a young twenty-one year old at the time and was working for Bruno Paul, a German architect. Van Der Rohe reiterates much of Paul’s classical German style with what is called an austere stucco exterior and a pronounced roof that emphasizes the idea of shelter and home. The roof is my favorite part about the house. It is very distinct and can be spotted from miles away. The interior of the home was inspired from English cottages and Japanese architecture, in addition to Paul’s works. The house has a small quaint balcony that is perfect for getting some fresh air in the morning.

reihl house

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