Steel House (Dessau, Germany) : East façade, glazed room-high vertical entrance door, on the right, circular form window

Creator:
Muche, Georg, 1895-1987
Published/Created:
Südstrasse 5, Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
1926-1927
Date Depicted:
2009
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Materials:
steel beams
steel plate
Notes:
The Steel House, which stands right next to House Fieger, was commissioned by the municipality of Dessau and built during the first phase of the construction of the Törten Estate. It was completed in spring 1927. Most of the time it was claimed that one could not see that the house was made of steel. Muche and Paulick, however, found that it all came down to the visibility of this material, desiring a congruency of industrial manufacture and the corresponding formal language. The building is a steel plate construction, consisting of a steel skeleton load bearing structure with 3 mm thick steel plates mounted onto the outer walls. The house has no basement. Inhabited into the 1990s, in 1993 the Steel House was restored. Since 2001, it has been used by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation as an information centre for the Törten Estate. Bauhaus Dessau website; http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/
Topics:
Architecture -- Germany -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Culture:
German
Accession Number:
1A2-G-D-SH-A14
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
houses (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
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; modern building materials buildings; dwellings; houses
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:
10078215
PID:
digcoll:1861662