LOOKING BACK :: “DE TENT” (1920″) by HENRY VAN DE VELDE (Belgium ; the NL)

henry vand de velde house prefab ‘De Tent’ in der Fabrik


” (…) With the outbreak of World War I at the end of July 1914, van de Velde became an enemy alien. His arts and crafts school closed at the end of September 1915, and in April 1917 he finally received permission to leave the country. His daughter Nele was eventually also given an exit permit to join her father in Switzerland, but Maria and the other children had to sit out the war in Germany. Late in 1919, the Dutch-German couple Anton Kröller and his German wife Helene Kröller-Müller came to his rescue. Having run through a string of prominent architects including Peter Behrens, Mies van de Rohe, and Hendrik Petrus Berlage, they gave van de Velde a two-year contract and an ample annual salary to build their house and a museum for their collection of modern art. With their promise of support, van de Velde ordered the largest model of prefabricated house from the specialist firm Christophe & Unmarcknew-win-icon in Oberlausitz. After modifying the model to his taste, he erected it in 1921–22 at Jagerslaan 3 in Wassenaar, now a wealthy suburb of The Hague. Reflecting his reduced expectations for anything but a nomadic life, he named his third home, “De Tent” (fig. 12).”http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/index.php/autumn13/van-nimmen-on-henry-van-de-velde-year-in-germany-and-belgium-part-one

But this what not the only prefabricated home by VDV : http://books.google.fr/books?id=0nzgO6nddBcC&pg=PA157&lpg=PA157&dq=van+de+veld+de+tent&source=bl&ots=1Ih2OxNCRx&sig=VdbMfiveJKdr8telOZIQM8o0LZs&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=QV_9UrvJDurx4QTiiIHIDQ&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=van%20de%20veld%20de%20tent&f=false

henry van de velde house ‘De Tent’ in Wassenaar, 1921:22

henry van de velde house de tent Halle im Haus ‘De Tent’

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