House at Weissenhof
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Architect Le Corbusier
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Location Stuttgart, Germany   map
Date 1927   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System stucco over brick
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Modern
Notes Block massing articulated with horizontal window strip.
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Discussion House at Weissenhof Commentary

"This was one of the most difficult postwar problems which Le Corbusier had to solve. The rules concerning the ground were contradictory, the programme was complicated, and the budget unavoidably limited. Le Corbusier decided to use the commonest and crudest materials—brick, tiles and vaults formed with tiles as permanent shuttering (Catalan vaults), the roofs covered with grass. The Modulor was used to determine the principal dimensions, spans of 7 ft. 6 in. and 12 ft. and a height to the soffit of the vault-carrying lintels of 7 ft. 6 in. The floors and the 'Catalan vaults' have an ordinary tile finish, the interior spine wall of unplastered brick runs right through the house. The exterior walls are unplastered on the outside and on the inside plastered to avoid condensation."

— Hans Girsberger, ed. Le Corbusier 1910-60. p78.

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Sources on House at Weissenhof

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. elevation unit to whole diagram, p161. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

Donald Corner and Jenny Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1841.006

Hans Girsberger, ed. Le Corbusier 1910-60. New York: George Wittenborn, 1959. NA1053.J4A48. p78.

Richard Pommer and Christian F. Otto. Weissenhof 1927 and the Modern Movement in Architecture. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1991. preliminary study plan drawing, f126. corridor sketch perspective drawing, f127. site axonometric drawing, f5. floor plan drawing, f127. site plan drawing, f5.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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