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Maisons de la
Weissenhof-Siedlung
Address:
Bruckmannweg 2,
Rathenhaustrasse 1-3
70191 Stuttgart, Germany

Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung, 1927

The Maisons de la Weissenhof Siedlung are two outstanding models of serial housing for the greatest number. They achieved global impact through the international response to the 1927 Deutscher Werkbund architectural exhibition on the theme of housing.

Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret’s detached house and the semi-detached houses  are part of the Stuttgart Weissenhof-Siedlung. The detached house is at No. 2 Bruckmannweg, and the semi-detached houses are at Nos. 1-3 Rathenaustrasse.
The detached house is an implementation of the Citrohan model. The house has a cubic form seemingly made to float above the ground by the visible pilotis, recessed basement and coloured walls. The dominant element is a large central hall on two levels, to which are attached the service and individual rooms on the ground and gallery floors. The central hall opens towards the exterior through a large bay window on the south side; this was originally intended to contain a small interior garden arranged lengthwise. The roof terrace level consists of the garden surrounded by an attic, as well as living rooms and toilets. Characteristic of the free plan are the absence of fixed partitions, the curved partitions of the bathroom and the built-in furniture. The building’s high visibility is accentuated by the colourful painted facades.

The semi-detached houses are designed according to the “transformable house” model. The presence of movable elements allows great flexibility in the use of interior space and thus a maximum economy of space in the plan. From the Rathenaustrasse, one reaches the front door via an outside staircase leading to a terrace, its location suggesting an architectural promenade. An internal spiral staircase gives access both to the upper floor, containing the living and service rooms, and to the roof terrace level, with the roof garden occupying the entire surface, apart from a small library.

Maisons de la
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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

View from the terrace, mezzanine and ground floor showing rooms, boudoir, bathroom, facilities, entrance, wc, hall, terrace, etc. with indications, ratings and calculations
Plan FLC 7642

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Perspective view of 2 houses showing the access, circulation, gardens, roof garden, etc.
Plan FLC 7644

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

General plan showing lawn, gardens, serpentin in concrete slab, vegetable garden, gravel, premises and buildings with indications, ratings and orientation
Plan FLC 7786

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Ground floor plan showing structure, rooms, staircase, glazing, tube, rain water pipes, chimney pipes, furnitures, kitchen, sink, maid’s room, etc.
Plan FLC 7789

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

South facade elevation of one of the buildings with level ratings, silhouettes and notes
Plan FLC 7673

 

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Axonometric view of buildings showing the gardens
Plan FLC 7784

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Axonometric view of both buildings with ratings
Plan FLC 7682

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

South, west, east and north elevations, general situation and under-part plan with ratings and captions
Plan FLC 7669

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Site plan
FLC L1(2)74

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Site view
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FLC L1(2)15

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The site
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Single-family home facade
Ph. Dr Lossen & Cie
FLC L1(2)27

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Twin houses
Ph. Dr Lossen & Cie
FLC L1(2)34

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

View of rhe houses of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret
Ph. Dr Lossen & Cie
FLC L1(2)37

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Facade of twin houses
Ph. Dr Lossen & Cie
FLC L1(2)38

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Interior view
Ph. Dr Lossen & Cie
FLC L1(2)51

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Interior view of single-family home
Ph. Dr Lossen & Cie
FLC L1(2)55

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Facade of twin houses
Ph. Cemal Emden

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Facade of twin houses
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Facade of single-family home

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Exterior view of single-family home
Ph. Cemal Emden

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Exterior detail
Ph. Cemal Emden

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Interior view, twin house
Ph. Cemal Emden

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Exterior view of twin houses
Ph. Cemal Emden

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Maisons de la Weissenhof-Siedlung

Roof top of twin houses
Ph. Cemal Emden

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