4. Butcher`s House Aachen
Size 300 m2
A Conversion of a Butcher`s Workshop with three apartments around a large covered hall — inspired by the Familistère, a Social Palace of Housing built with 240 apartments (1859) for 800 people by the Architect and Developer Jean Baptiste Godin (1817-1888)
Definition of familistery (plural familisteries)
- A community in which many people unite, like a single family, and are regulated by certain communistic laws and customs.
Familistère Godin Court Yard
Familistère Godin Section
Familistère Godin Floor Plan