Haus Lemke was built according to an L-shaped floor plan. Between the two parts of the building there is a terrace paved with sandstone. This corresponds to the structure of a courtyard house. Mies van der Rohe worked on this type of house design in the 1930s, and in Hohenschönhausen he implemented it for the first time.
The courtyard serves as an extended living space, a transition from the inside to the outside. There are no steps, just as in Mies van der Rohe's design for the Villa Tugendhat in Brno. The architect also incorporated the surrounding environment to a greater extent. Mies van der Rohe's garden concept perfectly complements the residential idyll with a view over the park landscape around Obersee.
© René Müller Mies van der Rohe Haus