The collector is the true resident of the interior. The collector dreams his way not only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one.
- Walter Benjamin
The Weissenhof Housing Estate or Weissenhofsiedlung was a housing development built in Stuttgart, Germany, by a group of architects from Germany and abroad to demonstrate the virtues of living in modernist housing. Modernist architect giants like Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Hans Poelzig, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Josef Frank, and others designed homes and interiors for the complex, and photos of it were expertly taken by Otto Lossen and Walter Lutkat, as you can see above. These photos are some of the most beautiful of early modernist architecture. For more photos of modernist architecture, see my pages on German Modernist Architecture, German Modernist Interiors, the Pressa Exhibition in Cologne, the Bauhaus, Czech and Slovak Functionalist Architecture, and Functionalism in Brno.