The contributions of Gropius and Wachsmann to the timber house industry

Bartolomé Serra Soriano, Alfonso Díaz Segura, Ricardo Merí de la Maza


Walter Gropius and Konrad Wachsmann made a significant contribution to the housing prefabrication industry. After the Second World War, they set principles that have served as a basis for continuous revisions in the interests of optimising the industry. The Packaged Houses are a research that shows a continuous review of the processes and constructive systems of prefabricated houses. This article tries to study (following a chronological criterion and focused on the context of this type of construction) the experience of Gropius and Wachsmann and their contributions as a basis for other investigations that, even today, continue their course.


Packaged Houses; Gropius; Wachsmann; industrialization; timber

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