The main horseshoe-shaped building was built around an interior garden with a pond in its centre. Perhaps the most striking design feature is the construction and colour of the entrance doors. Committed to a progressive plan of modern houses, the association looked for the collaboration of new architects. Hufeisen is the German term for horseshoe, which describes the shape of the impressively curved meter long structure which gave name to the project. This standard was revolutionary at the time and meant that the estate was very desirable amongst the people of Berlin. Today most of these original parts of the interior facilities are gone. The carpentry of the windows, divided in multiple panels, was also made in wood.
The Hufeisensiedlung ("Horseshoe Estate") is a housing estate in Berlin, built in It was designed by architect Bruno Taut, municipal planning head and.
the Hufeisensiedlung Berlin-Britz e.V. and the Berlin Senate Department for. La Hufeisensiedlung («insediamento a ferro di cavallo»), ufficialmente Großsiedlung Britz, è un L'ambizione squisitamente socialdemocratica di Taut di fornire una casa per tutti (e.
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InUNESCO declared the Horseshoe (or Hufeisensiedlung) Project a World Heritage Site. It forms part of Bruno Taut's Britz Residential.
The Horseshoe Estate is strongly associated with Bruno Taut In the ensemble was placed under German heritage protection. In the post-war period parts of the plasterwork and the colours were lost and at first they were incorrectly restored.
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They selected as their architect Bruno Taut, a committed socialist and. Großsiedlung Britz (Hufeisensiedlung).
Hufeisensiedlung built by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner iger Wohnungsunternehmen e. V. (a federation of non.
() Bruno Taut, Siedlung Britz, Berlin, Bornweiler Hang, Bruchfeldstraße, Römerstadt) is in ev- ery way comparable with J.J.P. Oud's Kiefhoek.
Unlike most typical social housing projects, like those previously built in Germany between andthe slabs of these buildings were organised in blocks which defined the partial perimeter of the large interior gardens. It consists of 1, flats, which are in three-storey buildings aligned with the street, and terraced houseseach with a garden and a small terrace.
Between and the first phase was built, which was comprised of houses and became the first example of the construction of homes on a grand scale according to the principals of the New Construction and, for the first time in Europe, making worthwhile this type of project.
Closely linked to the heart of Berlin, the development combines a unique architectural style with the social ideal of a terraced garden home for everyone. His intention was that the inhabitants of the estate would have contact with nature and enjoy the fresh air, light and sun, hence the wide balconies and windows which opened out onto the landscape.
The small openings on the uppermost floor are characteristic of the residential buildings of this period, providing natural light to the communal attics, which were commonly used as laundries and storerooms.
The two-storey houses, distributed in rows, included ample basements, gabled roofs and small skylight windows in the attics.