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Amanda Russellon 12 April 2013
Transcript of Deutsche Häuser
*If a German does own a home, it is for a lifetime
-they are NOT looking for constant upgrades and renovations
*Housing prices are generally much lower to purchase in Germany compared to the United States
*There are still some differences in purchasing housing in East versus West Germany *Most common form of housing in Germany
*Not fully furnished when you rent them out!
*May need to partake in household chores as a part of your rental agreement
-1,14 Euro/sq.m. (including heating)
-1,63 Euro/sq.m. (excluding heating) *most uncommon, expensive type of housing
*this type of private isolation is a true luxury in Germany
-only 43.2% of German citizens own a house
-in East Germany that percentage drops to 32.5%
*in general, these homes tend to be smaller than our standard one family home here and costs are definitely pretty high, but range by region
-West Germany: 255,000 Euros
-North Coast- 185,000 Euros
-South Germany- 310,000 Euros *townhouses which are typically two-stories, connected, and share an attic
*these houses were built to accommodate the multitudes of people compared to the small amounts of land
*these townhouses can be rented or purchased
*the most desired ones are on the ends, because their yards extend around the sides of the house Mehrfamilienhäuser *these are larger homes which are divided up for multiple families to live in
*let's take a quick look back into some history... "Rotes Wiens" *In the 1920's after WWI, the government set up a new socialized housing situation; multiple families lived in one "house" but shared the common facilities
-this decreased prices and made housing more available
-a great example is the Karl-Max-Hof
-this is more the "apartment style", but it became an inspiration for the concept of multi family homes The New... Jugendstil *this is a famous form of architecture throughout Germany and Austria which began in the late 1900's
-inspiration came from a Munich magazine, "Die Jugend" in 1896
-featuring Art Nouveau designs (flower prints/patterns): functional, linear patterns
-Gustav Klimt is a famous Austrian painter responsible for A LOT of the housing designs in Germany during this time
-after the 1900's this style became more abstract Romanesque *this period lasted from the 10th to the early 13th century
*characterized by semi-circular arches, robust appearance, small paired windows, and groin vaults Gothic *this type of architecture lasted from the late 13th into the 14th century
*famous style included the brick gothic, especially in northern Germany Renaissance *this period took place during the 15th and 17th century
*brought in elements of Greek and Roman architecture
Baroque *started during the 17th century
*new rhetorical, theatrical, sculptural fashion, expressing the triumph of absolutist church and state
*modeled after the French Classicism *started to appear in Germany in the second half of the 18th century
*was a reaction AGAINST the baroque style
*celebrates the naturalistic landscape & simplicity