The white building’s distinctive roof juts out from the two-metre-high wall enclosing the residential quarters of the Bauhaus masters to the east. Behind the wall, from the garden of the Gropius House, the Kiosk cannot be seen. Although the idea for the building came from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the architectural drawing was completed by his student Eduard Ludwig. A clever detail was the opening towards the street: the window, originally made of steel, was on sliding rollers, so that it could be pushed sideways to disappear completely into the wall.
The Kiosk survived the war more or less undamaged. However, in 1970 it was demolished and replaced by a fence.