MAN steel houses were manufactured between 1948 and 1953 at the MAN factory in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg. The facade and supporting structure are made entirely of steel. At the time, the reconstruction of the country demanded quickly available and affordable housing. Factory made floor-to-ceiling steel cases and girders were made to produce this quick, mass-produced living space. Today, only about 40 of these special structures remain in Germany. One of them had been vacant for two years and was in rather terrible condition when it was discovered by the Turck family, a duo of architects, in Düsseldorf in 2013. Its disheveled state aside, the four decided to transform it into a modern family home.