0185 „Neues Wohnen“ für „Neue Menschen“: Ledigenheime als Programmbauten der Moderne in der späten Weimarer Republik

  • Markus Eisen (Author)

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When Hans Scharoun, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe presented their emblematic works of architecture at major programmatic exhibitions in Breslau (1929), Paris (1930) and Berlin (1931), they chose single-person homes and apartments to represent them. This type of structure was conceived specifically to accommodate the lifestyle of a modern nomad, unattached to one single location, material possessions, familial or national bonds, a person attuned to his time. As will be highlighted in this article, this new type of architecture and design reflected a number of contemporary social theoretical positions on the human condition in the twentieth century.


Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun, Mies van der Rohe, Avantgarde-Moderne, Boarding-house, Ledigenheim, Werkbundausstellung Breslau 1929, Salon der Société des artistes décorateurs français 1930, Deutsche Bauausstellung Berlin 1931, Franz Carl Müller-Lyer, Oswald Spengler