Laubenganghäuser (Pergola houses)

  1. 14.1. Laubenganghäuser (Pergola houses)
  2. 14.2. "Dewog" terraced houses
  3. 14.3. Junkers development Dessau-Haideburg, Auf der Heide (not completed)

14.1. Laubenganghäuser (Pergola houses)

Pergola houses in Dessau South, an example of social residential building from the Dessau Bauhaus period.

Pergola houses, Peterholzstraße (40a, 48 and 56) and Mittelbreite (6,12-14), district south. Project and construction carried out according to designs by students of the architecture department of Bauhaus Dessau, under the leadership of the Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer and the town planner Ludwig Hilberseimer in the period 1929/30. Under the premise of achieving maximum living quality with minimal use of building materials, the project was started and the experiment was successful. The open balconies of the individual flats are reached via a central, light flooded staircase. Their ground plans optimally fulfilled the requirements of a small family at the time. The kitchen equipment adjusted to the spatial conditions, was produced by the carpentry of the Bauhaus workshop, while Junkers & Co provided the necessary thermotechnology equipment. A central utility room on the south side of each housing block with balconies added to the living comfort.

14.2. "Dewog" terraced houses

Modern technology and comfort in the kitchen and bathroom, thanks to furniture and gas-fired water heaters from the Junkers factories,1930.

"Dewog" terraced houses, also known as Paulick development, Heidestraße, district south. Architect Richard Paulick completed a further section of the Bauhaus development with these houses in 1930. The whole thermotechnology interior design including bathroom and modern kitchen equipment, balcony cladding and flights of stairs was taken out by Junkers & Co, Junkers-Kaloriferwerk and Junkers-Stahlbau. The multi storey flat roof houses were also provided with sloped roofs after 1935. The majority of the technical equipment at the Junkers factories, were in use for over 50 years without noteworthy repairs, which says something about the quality of the Junkers products.

14.3. Junkers development Dessau-Haideburg, Auf der Heide (not completed)

Junkers development Dessau-Haideburg, Auf der Heide
Project from 1938/39, architect Gustav Hassenpflug on behalf of Hugo Junkers-Werke GmbH. The former Bauhaus members made a virtue out of the enforced roof shape from the NS era. The tradition of the modern era not only included the flat roof, but also the hipped roof. Therefore, Hassenpflug, who still felt bound to his adopted home town, even after his Bauhaus period, designed the planned semi-detached houses in the best Bauhaus tradition. He chose hipped roofs, which protruded way beyond the house front. This meant that visually, they should look like a flat roof; the underlying facade was sometimes in the shadow of the roof, and muted the impression of a building of the modern era. An interesting architectonic solution, which was only used partially, due to the beginning of the Second World War.

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