Petersschule, Basilea, 1926

Hannes Meyer  Jakob Wittwer 

This competition design for eleven class girls ‘school in the old centre of Basel close by St. Peter’s Church is one of the icons of Modern Architecture, most importantly through the legendary perspective drawing (drawn by Paul Klee, the story has it). It is the terrace cantilevering an astonishing distance into space that dominates the otherwise fairly low-pitched block, its exhibitionistic construction presenting a brazen contrast with the lethargic rural surroundings…[+]

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