Masters' Houses Ensemble: Drawings (Dessau, Germany) : Plan, depicting evolution of the construction of Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee semidetached house, detail (drawing found on site)

Creator:
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
Published/Created:
Ebertallee 59-71; displayed at Kandinsky/Klee house, Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
display ca. 2009 (exhibition)
Date Depicted:
2009
1950 AD - 2010 AD
Notes:
Drawings displayed at the Kandinsky/Klee house, which is open to the public. In 1925, the city of Dessau commissioned Walter Gropius with the construction of three semidetached houses for the Bauhaus masters and a detached house for its director. The plot lies in a small pine-tree wood where Ebertallee stands today. In 1926, Gropius and the Bauhaus masters László Moholy-Nagy and Lyonel Feininger, Georg Muche and Oskar Schlemmer as well as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee were able to move in with their families. With this ensemble of buildings, Gropius aimed, using industrially prefabricated and simple “building block” construction elements, to put the principles of efficient construction into practice--both in relation to the architecture and the building process itself. The semidetached houses are essentially all the same: Each half of the house shares the same floor plan, albeit mirrored and rotated by 90°. Only on the second floor do the halves of the houses differ; the western section always features two additional rooms.
Topics:
Architecture -- Germany -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Bauhaus
Modern
Modernist
Twentieth century
Culture:
German
Accession Number:
1A1-GW-MH-AA-A2
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architecture; Housing; Restoration and conservation visual works; drawings (visual works); orthographic projections (images); plans (orthographic projections)s; site plans
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Six
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
2009
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4125
OID:
10073896
PID:
digcoll:1813491