Ludwig Mies van der ROHE - (1933) - House LEMKE (Berlin, Germany) Join my PAGE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DiCAPUA.Channel Join my GROUP too: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/DiCapua.Channel/ The house for Karl and Martha Lemke is an illustration of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's sentence "architecture begins if two bricks are carefully assembled" -- both literally and in terms of its volumetric composition. It is a small, simple brickwork structure finished in 1933 and situated on a double piece of land on the lake Obersee in Berlin--Hohenschönhausen with the landscape designed by the office of Karl Foerster and executed by Herta Hammerbach and Hermann Mattern. The L-shaped configuration opens toward the garden and the lake; the facades correspond to this with great openings to the terrace and smaller windows to the street. Nevertheless the entrance door is completely glazed and adds to the relative transparency of the solid building. After entering, there is another glass door to the left leading to the study and the bedroom, whereas a wooden door takes the view from the living room with adjacent kitchen and service area. The main effect is experienced while being in the studio or living room; the outside is in between, and one looks out and in again: a reflexivity of the view is obtained that is increased by the mirrored exterior. As it is a gallery today it is open on a regular basis. For more information please call +49 30 9700 0618 or visit www.miesvanderrohehaus.de (web site in German only). . Music by Di Capua Franco http://www.facebook.com/DiCAPUA.Channel Filmed with Canon EOS 7D http://www.canon.it/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_7D __________________________________________________ by Franco Di Capua archiect .