Row Houses at Weissenhof Siedlung (Houses 5,6,7,8,9)


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    Back View
Related person
Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud (architect)
Date
1920s (1920 - 1929)
Location
Europe->Germany->Baden-Württemberg ->Stuttgart
Description
These simple, modern, repetitous two-story houses were typical of Weissenhof. The exterior is stucco and each unit includes a small garden behind each house. 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: Weissenhof, Germany, Weissenhofsiedlung, Baden-Wurttemberg, German, European, multiple dwellings, houses, views, stucco. Submitted by Robert Livesey.
Style/Period
Modern
Material
plaster