Weissenhof Estate, Stuttgart

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1927

photo: unknown. Freunde der Weissenhof-Siedlung
Weissenhof-Siedlung, Stuttgart: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. 1925–1927.

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In this prototype housing estate, 17 European architects, among them Le Corbusier, Jacobus Oud, Hans Scharoun, Walter Gropius, Mart Stam and Peter Behrens, built 21 buildings with a total of 60 flats. Mies participated with a four-storey residential block of four row houses. In the 12 rental units, which Mies had arranged and furnished by 29 interior designers, he realised the concept of a flexible floor plan for the first time, facilitated by the use of moveable dividing walls in a skeleton construction.

  1. Literature:
  2. Schulte, Karin (1998): Die Weissenhof-Siedlung, in: Mies van der Rohe – Möbel und Bauten in Stuttgart, hg. v. Vegesack, Alexander von / Kries, Matthias, Barcelona, Brno, Weil, S. 136-155.
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