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Weißenhofsiedlung – exploring Stuttgart Nord

It has been a while since I have shared my last post with you. I just came back from a trip to Peru which I will share with you soon. But before, I will introduce you to a little museum in Stuttgart which covers a very important step in modern architecture. Within the restored house of Le Corbusier,  the Weißenhofmuseum tells the story of the house and the surrounding residential buildings The Weißenhofsiedlung.

Weißenhofmuseumweißenhof-3The whole area symbolises an important architectural movement called “Neues Bauen”. Seventeen different architects created different houses for an exhibtion in Stuttgart in 1927. The origin of the residential area , its history and its significance is described in the left half of the building.

The other half, however, was restored following the original plans of Le Corbusier and shows his simple but functional way of furnishing. So, for example, the beds could be stored away during night by pushing them back into the cupboards, making room for chairs and tables.  Both parts are connected by the roof terrace from which you can enjoy a great view over Stuttgart.

After visiting the museum the residential area around offers a lot more unique buildings. A short round walk leads you to all the preserved houses and gives more information on the different architects.

weißenhofsiedlungweißenhofsiedlungAll houses are by themselves very impressive because of their unregular shapes and architectural concepts. It is a really nice walk and being in the area, you should end your visit with a delicious piece of cake at Café Scholz or with a picnic in the near park Killesberg.