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And far away:
Riehl House, Potsdam, Germany
Text from the Mies Society: The Riehl House was Mies’ first building. He was twenty-one at the time and was working for Bruno Paul. Here, Mies reiterates much of Paul’s classical German style with an austere stucco exterior and a pronounced roof that emphasises the idea of shelter and home. The interior space pulled inspiration from English cottages and Japanese architecture, in addition to Paul.