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Housing project Notgemeinschaft aid organisation


Housing project Notgemeinschaft aid organisation

In the economic hardship of the first post-war years, houses had to be built in the shortest possible time from cheap and local building materials to remedy the housing shortage for refugees from the East. There was no steel and hardly any cement. A settlement of 23 residential buildings was planned for a south-facing slope: two-storey semi-detached houses to the north of the main access road, single-storey semi-detached houses to the south of the road and three two-storey apartment blocks to the east, with the flats above accessible via arcades. The gable walls are made of quarry stone masonry and, together with wooden pillars placed freely in front of the façade, support the purlins on which the roof trusses rest. The inner walls and the outer longitudinal walls are made of non-load-bearing air-dried clay bricks. They are protected from the weather by cladding made of bricks in a brick bond. The two-storey houses to the north of the complex and four single-storey houses were built.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 12

Project-specific information

Project Housing project Notgemeinschaft aid organisation
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann und Robert Hilgers, Architekturbüro
Project period 1946-1948

Object-specific information

Typology Wohnsiedlung, housing projects

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City Buchen, Hettingen