Architect: Mart Stam
Am Weissenhof 24–28, 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.
In Mart Stam’s group of terraced houses, a system of sliding doors allows alternating additions of rooms.
The two houses on the left have a living area of 105 square meters.
Here the living room is connected with a lower garden room.
The right house has a living space of 111 square meters.
It is complemented on the side by an additional study with a roof terrace and spiral staircase.
By exploiting the slope and raising the first floor, it was possible to gain an additional third floor on the garden side.
The color scheme of the facade with lavender-blue and ochre painting is documented by descriptions and color analysis.
The houses are built in a mixed construction of iron skeleton and solid construction.
The walls are made of hollow pumice blocks, the ceilings are reinforced concrete hollow core ceilings.