Haus Esters and Haus Lange

Inspirations

A pair of houses in Krefeld, Germany, designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1927. One was built for textile manufacturer and art collecter Hermann Lange, its neighbour for his friend Herr Esters. 

Architect Jonathan Woolf, who sadly passed away in 2015, picked the houses as his inspiration, describing them as "an anagram of the ideal".

Refurbished at the end of the 20th century, the two houses are operated together as public art galleries set within communal sculpture gardens, part of Kunstmuseen Krefeld