Friday, June 21, 2013

Haus Hohe Papeln

Located at Belvedere Allee 58 in Weimar, the house Hohe Papeln (high poplars) was the private residence of the Belgian architect and designer Henry van de Velde (1863-1957), who came in 1902 as artistic adviser of the Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Weimar. Van de Velde had the house built in 1907/08 from his own plans and lived there until 1917 with his wife Mary and their five children.

Van de Velde developed the outer shape of the house from the internal structure  The path of the sun has special attention.
Van de Velde understood the Hohe Papeln as an organism in which each room served a specific function, and thus had a fixed place within the spatial structure. Central hub and heart of the house was the living hall on the first floor. From here, the salon with adjoining work and dining room,  rise to the first floor and opened up the side stairs. Van de Velde deliberately avoided ornamental decoration, but was based on the aesthetics of modern industry and designed the house by principles of expediency. The house is a unique work of art, where Van de Velde's signature is found in every detail.

In addition to the architecture, the furniture, fixtures, van de Velde also designed the garden. Each facade is assigned to another garden area. The poplars that once rose high above the house give the property its name.
The tour of the house including the garden Tall poplars and the representative of the family living area on the first floor with living room, dining room, study and living hall. The exhibited furniture was designed in 1904 for the family of Munchausen van de Velde.

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