Housing, Morfelderlandstrasse, Riedhof-West Siedlung, Frankfurt am Main: the main elevation with clock kiosk

RIBApix ref no RIBA107224
Architect/DesignerBoehm, Herbert (1894-1954)
May, Ernst (1886-1970)
Roeckle, Franz (1879-1953)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Tim
CountryGermany
CityFrankfurt am Main
Subject Date1930
Image Date1976
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBenton 76-05-51-17
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Tim Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Reidhof-West was considered the last garden suburb in May and Boehm's development plan of 1925. The proposal was for a settlement housing some 4000 families. Located in the south-western district, the site was divided into quadrants and the north-west quadrant seen here, was the only one built under May's tenure. It was also sponsored by the building society called 'Heimat' Gemeinnutzige Bau-und Siedlungs AG of Berlin and the settlement was also known as Heimatsiedlung. May and Boehm drew up the master plan, with Roeckle responsible for the design of the dwellings.

Subject tags

housing, clock towers, garden suburbs