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House at Weissenhof

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany.

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"This was one of the most difficult postwar problems which Le Corbusier had to solve. The rules concerning the ground were contradictory, the programme was complicated, and the budget unavoidably limited. Le Corbusier decided to use the commonest and crudest materials-brick, tiles and vaults formed with tiles as permanent shuttering (Catalan vaults), the roofs covered with grass. The Modulor was used to determine the principal dimensions, spans of 7 ft. 6 in. and 12 ft. and a height to the soffit of the vault-carrying lintels of 7 ft. 6 in. The floors and the 'Catalan vaults' have an ordinary tile finish, the interior spine wall of unplastered brick runs right through the house. The exterior walls are unplastered on the outside and on the inside plastered to avoid condensation." Hans Girsberger

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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is there any drawing available that you can send to me?

I´m studiying at University and I have to investigate about some Le corbusier´s proyects. Its so difficult to me to find some drawings of the house at Weissenhof,so if it is possible for you to send it to me, i´d be very glad.

THANK YOU.

Agustina.

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