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House Of The Architect, Bauhaus Dessau

Project timeline

1926 – 1927


Private House

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Südstr. 6,
06849 Dessau

Current state

Altered (extensions to the original)

Also known as Change this

Haus Fieger

Architect Change this

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Carl Fieger

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
July 05th, 2019

Fieger House Change this

Dessau, Germany
by Carl Fieger Change this
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This is the private house of Bauhaus architect Carl Fieger. It was built in 1927 during the construction of the nearby Törten Estate. The house is located above an old gravel pit which was used for the Törten Estate and spared Fieger the excavation for the basement.

The house is the only design realised from a series of plans for small houses, which were to be built along rational lines and with flexible room partitions. Although related to Gropius' functional design style, the house design has the particularities of Fieger's own approach. Particularly the extended semi-circular staircase in the west of the building which gives it a unique character. The ground floor has a living room and a bedroom. These are only separated by fitted cupboards and a sliding door so that they can be connected to form one large room during the day. The kitchen features a serving hatch to the living room. The interior fittings and furnishings were made in the Bauhaus workshops in accordance with the architect’s concepts.

Carl Fieger left Dessau in 1928 to work with Walter Gropius in Berlin where he continued to work after the war. The house remained Fieger's property until his death, but his wife sold it shortly afterwards. The new owner added a room and a garage on the eastern front, otherwise the original structure remained unchanged. The house is privately owned until the present day.


Posted by Christian | Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 | 21:20pm
Chris, if you like to share some pictures, we would love that! We don't have any other information about the Fieger House at the moment. All the best from Architectuul
Posted by Guest | Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 | 13:47pm
This was the 'Elternhaus'of my brother, born in 1938 and and me born in 1940.
I am trying to find out when my parents lived there.
When I travelled to Dessau I was told that it was a 'Stiftung' and I could not find out anything about it. People were very unfriendly.
My birth certificate lists it as Heerstrasse 6 and I was told a different address. We have pictures and even home movies.

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