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Copper House
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The copper house is a prefabricated house system of the Hirsch Copper and Brass Works, developed in the final stages of the Weimar Republic. The external facade and the roof of the prefabricated houses are made of copper. In 1931/1932, the architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969) was also involved in this project. After the insolvency of the works in 1932 the distribution of the newly founded German Copper House Company continued, but was discontinued again 1934. In total, up to 100 copper houses w…

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von Borries, Friedrich and Fischer, Jens-Uwe, “Copper House”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0436>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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