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Keywords Change this

Bauhaus Dessau, Steel, Steelhouse, Steel

Project timeline

1926 – 1926

Type

Private House

Location Change this

Südstr. 5
06849 Dessau
Germany

Current state

Renovated

Also known as Change this

Stahlhaus

Architect Change this

Client Change this

City of Dessau

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Article last edited by ludmilla on
April 24th, 2011

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The Steel House was built in 1926 at the edge of the Törten Estate in Dessau right next to the Fieger House. Georg Muche, Master of Painting at the Bauhaus designed the house together with the young architect Richard Paulick.

The original idea to construct an expandable house which can grow with the family size had to be abandoned because the building costs proved to be too high. The building is a steel plate construction, consisting of a steel skeleton load bearing structure with 3 mm thick steel plates mounted onto the outer walls. The house has no basement. Today, the house, which has been renovated according to its historic importance, is used as an information centre for the Törten Estate.

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