The contributions of Gropius and Wachsmann to the timber house industry


  • Bartolomé Serra Soriano Universidad CEU CARDENAL HERRERA
  • Alfonso Díaz Segura Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
  • Ricardo Merí de la Maza Universitat Politècnica de València



Packaged Houses, Gropius, Wachsmann, industrialization, timber


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.


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Research articles
Received 2019-05-15
Accepted 2020-07-23
Published 2021-04-30