Maschinen zuhause

Katrin Eberhard
Maschinen zuhause
Die Technisierung des Wohnens in der Moderne

2011. 16.5 x 24.5 cm, softcover with flap
264 pages, 137 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-276-6
CHF 52.00 / EUR 48.00

Designed by Philippe Mouthon


Comfort, health and control - the mechanisation of living in the first decades of the 20th century follows these needs. The new building technology influences the design, layout and perception of buildings. New architectural solutions are made possible not least by the emergence of electricity. The ‘equipment’ of a house becomes a topic of conversation and a status symbol. Against the background of the controversy surrounding the term ‘Wohnmaschine‘ created by Le Corbusier, Katrin Eberhard analyses the main motifs mentioned on three characteristic buildings from the late 1920s.