House at Weissenhof Siedlung

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Le Corbusier (architect)
1920s (1920 - 1929)
Europe->Germany->Baden-Württemberg ->Stuttgart
This is a single family house (also known as House 13) which is adjacent to a two-family house (Houses 14 and 15) also designed by Le Corbusier. The Houses share a garage and garden area. House 13, set on Bruckmannweg, was based on the Citrohan concept. Postwar problems (including budget) were solved by stuccoed brick and grass-covered roofs. It exemplifies block massing as well as Le Corbusier's 5 points of architecture. It was renovated in 1983. The Weissenhof Siedlung was a model housing program that featured designs by many important early Modernist architects. Within five months in 1927, 21 buildings containing 63 housing units were constructed. The program was part of the exhibition "Die Wohnung" ("The flat") organized by the German Werkbund. Mies van der Rohe was the Master planner and Coordinator. Other architects included Walter Gropius, J.J.P. Oud, Hans Scharoun, Bruno Taut, Peter Behrens, Hans Poelzig, Richard Décker, Adolf Schneck, Mart Stam, Adolph Rading, Max Taut, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Josef Frank and Victor Bourgeois. Keywords: Stuttgart, Germany, Weissenhofsiedlung, Baden-Wurttemberg, residential housing, multiple dwellings, German, International Style, Modern, European, stucco. Submitted by Robert Livesey.
International Style