“Zur Neuen Welt” — Towards the New World. Ludwig Mies and his Architectural Youth in Aachen

Authors

  • Maike Scholz
  • Daniel Lohmann

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/56.A.AGQZYXUS

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's personal and professional connections to his hometown Aachen in Germany are mostly unknown today. Through the analysis of both old and new written and graphic sources, the authors give an insight into Mies van der Rohe's lifelong bond to his hometown. In the personal friendships, his friends Ferdinand Goebbels and Franz Dominick play a key role. Furthermore, the paper presents previously unknown buildings that young Mies was working on in the office of Albert Schneiders around 1905. One of the buildings, the house “Zur Neuen Welt” for client Joseph Oeben, is still standing and represents a lively example of the stylistic search in architecture after the turn of the millennium, and an early step towards Mies van der Rohe's architectural maturity.

How to Cite

Scholz, M., & Lohmann, D. (2017). “Zur Neuen Welt” — Towards the New World. Ludwig Mies and his Architectural Youth in Aachen . Docomomo Journal, (56), 6–15. https://doi.org/10.52200/56.A.AGQZYXUS

Published

2017-04-01

Author Biographies

Maike Scholz

After architecture studies at RWTH Aachen University and Ecole d’Architecture de Toulouse, she received a Master in Conservation of Monuments and sites at Raymond Lemaire International Center for Conservation at KU Leuven University, Belgium. She worked in conservation projects in Brussels, Belgium, for 11 years, and she is a specialist for Art Nouveau and early modernist buildings. Maike has worked as a conservation architect in Aachen, Germany, since 2016.

Daniel Lohmann

The authors, Maike Scholz and Daniel Lohman, are married and live in Aachen, Germany.

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