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Student Housing Eichkamp

Berlin, Germany
by Ludwig Leo, ...

The student housing complex in Eichkamp in the suburbs of what later was to become West Berlin was one of the first student accommodations to be built in post-war Germany.

The architects started to work on the project when they were still students. In the beginning they had no funding,and they..

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In 1965, Louis Kahn was called on to design a library and dining area for the high school community at Phillips Exeter Academy.

This library is one of the most important and visually austere buildings Kahn built for an American university.
The architect was chosen based on the results..

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Weissenhof Estate

Stuttgart, Germany
by Jacobus Oud, ...

The Weissenhof Estate is one of the most significant landmarks left by the movement known as "Neues Bauen”. The development was erected in 1927 as a residential building exhibition arranged by the City of Stuttgart and the Deutscher Werkbund. Working under the artistic direction of Ludwig Mies..

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Törten Estate

Dessau, Germany
by Hubert Hoffmann, ...

During the Weimar Republic in Germany (1919 - 1933) the shortage of affordable residential housing, made social housing one of the priorities of communal politics. The City of Dessau took advantage of the expertise of the Bauhaus which had previously moved to Dessau and commissioned the Bauhaus..

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Otte House

Berlin, Germany
by Walter Gropius

One of Walter Gropius' earlier works still shows expressionist influences which was apparent during the first years of the Bauhaus. Nevertheless the Otte House is an important step towards the functionalist architecture which was to become the trademark of Bauhaus architecture. In a..

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Fagus Factory

Alfeld, Germany
by Walter Gropius, ...

With the commission to design the facade of Carl Benscheidt’s factory building, the Fagus-Werk, Walter Gropius was able to establish himself as an independent architect. Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, both of whom were once employed in Peter Behrens’s office, turned the shoe last factory in..

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Siemensstadt

Berlin, Germany
by Otto Bartning, ...

The Siemensstadt residential estate was launched by the Berlin Senate in 1928. it was designed by a group of architects, namely Hans Scharoun, Walter Gropius, Otto Bartning and Rudolf Häring. Collectively they called themselves 'The Ring' (der Ring in German). Two further architects, Fred Forbat..

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Bar Babette

Berlin, Germany
by Josef Kaiser

This glass pavilion was erected as part of the second building section of the Karl-Marx-Allee project which was planned and constructed by a collective led by the architect Josef Kaiser. Originally it was planned as an exhibition space for arts and crafts from the Soviet Union. After the..

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