MIES 1:1 The Golf Club Project

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 2014

Ludwig Mies van der Roche’s 1930 design for a golf clubhouse in Krefeld never reached the construction phase. In 2013, however, a full-size model that could be entered and walked around was built at the originally planned site in cooperation with the Belgian architects Robbrecht en Daem architecten, based in Ghent.

This volume documents a unique exhibition project, MIES 1:1. With revealing series of photographs by well-known photographers Maarten Vanden Abeelen, Joachim Brohm, Michael Dannenmann, and Thomas Florschuetz, it discusses possible insights that architecture could gain from such models, both with regard to our understanding of space as well as further research on MIes. The publication of both the historical plans and the construction drawings of Robbrecth en Daem architecten makes this volume an indispensable reference for appreciation of Mies van der Rohe.