Inside The Horse Shoe

When I was in Berlin, I cycled through Neukölln to see Bruno Taut’s ‘Hufeisensiedlung’. It is an early example of estate type housing.  In 1924 Taut was hired to direct GEHAG – a private real estate developer, who to this day use the horseshoe image as their trademark. The horseshoe shape creates a spacial effect, which also allows for a natural pond to act as the centre for the U.

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