Fagus Factory, Alfeld, Germany, Walter Gropius, c. 1911
Utilizes a curtain wall system, which was very new at the time. The building has a reinforced concrete system inside which allows for the free light steel frame curtain wall. Is a rejection of past ideas as it does not reference the classical style of building, however it does look to the work of other modernists. The use of glass curtain walls on the main facade create views and vistas for the factory workers was a social move forward as well as an architectural one.