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Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart. Le Corbusiers house
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How old would you guess this duplex is?
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If you guessed 90 years old, you’re right! Part of the Weissenhof development in Stuttgart, Germany, it is one of 21 residential buildings constructed for the 1927 World’s Fair as a demonstration of modern architecture. This particular duplex was designed by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, and is considered one of the oldest examples of what we today call the International Style.
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I think its striking that without knowing its history, no one would assume that this building were anywhere near 90 years old. It really speaks to the timelessness of modern architecture.
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Side note: this building is also a perfect example of Le Corbusier’s “5 Points of a New Architecture:” lift the structure above the street on “pilotis,” free facade (facade is independent of the structural columns & beams), open floor plan (minimal interior structural walls), ribbon windows, and a roof garden.
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I took this photo back in 2000 while wandering the streets of Stuttgart. I hadn't actually been looking for Weissenhof; in fact, I didn’t even remember it was in Stuttgart; but I did learn about the neighborhood in my architecture history class, and when I stumbled upon it, I had no doubt in my mind what it was! Happy 90th, Weissenhof, I hope my own neighborhood of modern homes lives so long!
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