Architects: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Bruckmannweg 2, Stuttgart
During the exhibition, the 33 realized houses could be viewed from the outside and inside. Afterwards, they were rented out by the city.
Seventeen international architects under the artistic direction of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, presented their innovative designs for modern, healthy, affordable and functional living.
In addition to the model houses in the Weissenhof Estate, there were three other exhibitions on modern building worldwide, interior design and new building materials and constructions.
Within just four months, 500,000 visitors came to see the exhibition, which had a worldwide resonance.
The Weissenhof Estate showed the then current development of architecture and housing.
A formal coherence was achieved through the avant-garde architectural views of the contributing architects and the specification of flat roofs.
The single-family house by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret shows the possibilities of free floor plan and facade design over a reinforced concrete skeleton, enriched by a roof garden and a two-story living space.
The house is one of the outstanding architectural testimonies of Classical Modernism.
With this building, Corbusier implemented the basic principles of his architectural program in five points: Variable floor plans, elevation of the first floor through columns, roof terrace, continuous window bands and free facade design.