Werkbundsiedlung 1927

One of those amazing finds in the internet – a site devoted to the early dawn of the modern movement in architecture.

The Weissenhofsiedlung is considered one of the most important monuments of the “Neues Bauen”* movement. It was funded by the City of Stuttgart  and is an incredible cultural heritage of this conglomerate of built designs by some of the most highly regarded architects of the 20th century. Architects int he project include:

“Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud, Victor Bourgeois, Adolf Gustav Schneck, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Bruno and Max Taut, Hans Poelzig, Richard Döcker, Adolf Rading, Josef Frank, Mart Stam, Peter Behrens and Hans Scharoun.”

Imagine walking around an area fully designs by the visionaries of the past! Seems like an incredible place to visit if you are in the area – and if not in the area [Woinovichgasse, 1130 Wien, Austria], don’t fret they have plenty of images and links that can get you that eye candy you are looking for!

  • Neues Bauen – “New Objectivity”

I wonder why google maps hasn’t made this area available for exploration view. Exploring the adjacent areas I did find a fun image of a dog poopingscreenshotdog poop

Hahaha! In no way I wish to  mock the greats – but its always good to remember that even the great ones had a sense of humor – and we can’t ever loose that as designers! Humor brings people together as well as good design – merging the too is a very powerful tool! Advertisers use it all the time and those always get everyone’s attention!

Joking aside – who would you, of the modern starchitects today – would you like to see take a segment of the world and just go all out crazy in collaborations with their unique design ideals? Do you think a place like that exists? Share pictures, share opinions and most of all SHARE DESIGN!

Werkbundsiedlung Site


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