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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germanyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1926-1928 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorGropius, Walteren_US
dc.date1926-1928en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-29T17:34:00Z
dc.date.available2013-07-29T17:34:00Z
dc.date.issued1926-1928en_US
dc.identifier227302en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2199en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/135085
dc.descriptionSquare window treatment; Commissioned by the municiaplity of Dessau and built from 1926 to 1928, the Törten Estate was conceived within the framework of the Reichsheimstättengesetz (State Home Law), which meant that the houses were owned by the residents from the outset. With the “suburban estate”, the Bauhaus sought a practical solution to the problem of building affordable housing for the masses. Gropius designed an estate of terraced houses with kitchen gardens measuring between 350 and 400 m2, to grow vegetables and practice small-scale animal husbandry, thus supporting self-sufficiency. In three phases of construction, 314 terraced houses were built with a floor space of between 57 and 75 m2, according to the type of house. Different variants of the house types were built in an extensive trial set up in 1927 to provide information on the rational manufacture of residential housing, and also on the suitability of new building materials and industrial products. The building site was organised so that several houses could always be built simultaneously, by specialised labour brigades using prefabricated components like precast concrete joists. Some of the houses are being restored, but many of them have been greatly altered. Source: Bauhaus Dessau [website]; http://www.bauhaus-dessau.de/ (accessed 5/8/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumconcrete blocks; precast concrete joistsen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectCity planningen_US
dc.subjectHousingen_US
dc.subjectideal citiesen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectBauhausen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleTörten Estateen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-GW-TE-B10en_US
vra.culturalContextGermanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling), prefabricationen_US
vra.worktypehousing projecten_US
vra.worktypesubdivision (complex)en_US
dc.contributor.displayWalter Gropius (American architect, 1883-1969)en_US


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