"Le Corbusier" House
The Weissenhof housing estate is one of the foremost examples of modern architecture. It was built for the exhibition of the German Work Federation in 1927. Under the artistic direction of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 17 architects from five countries created the template for an international-style residential estate for modern city dwellers. Attention was focused on Le Corbusier who worked with Pierre Jeanneret to build two semi-detached "residential machines" that are supported on posts and appear to float above the slope. Since 2006, this building has been home to the Weissenhof museum of architectural history. One half of the building houses an exhibition on the history of the housing estate, while in the other, visitors can walk around the Le Corbusier house and see what it originally looked like in 1927. It represents the whole estate, which consists of 21 houses with 63 apartments. Closed on Mondays. Guided tours on request.