"New Homes in a Foreign Country. Bauen und Wohnen im britischen Exil der 1930er Jahre"

Burcu Dogramaci

Applied Arts in British Exile from 1933 (The Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, 19), edited by Marian Malet et al., Brill/Rodopi, 2019, pp. 6–26

Some of the architects, who had emigrated to England, found their first clients among other emigrants. Mention may be made of the London Houses for the couple Marx (1935) and the house of Sigmund Freud (1938), both of which were designed by Ernst L. Freud, but also Fritz A. Ruhemann’s Bungalow for the emigrant Leo Neumann (193738) or the houses that exiled architects like Erno Goldfinger (Willow Road, 1937-39) or Berthold Lubetkin (Hillfield, 1933-35) designed for themselves. This contribution deals with important questions about the history of architecture understood as exile history (and vice versa) by means of some case studies: how homes and therefore also homelands were designed and imagined in a foreign land? What kind of specific ideas and concepts could be realized just in the close cooperation between the emigrants?