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Bauhaus Masterhouses by Walter Gropius

At the bauhaus art school in Dessau, two original buildings designed by Walter Gropius have been restored and reinterpreted by German practice BFM Architekten. The project, which reopened its doors on may 16th, 2014, generated a great deal of debate regarding alternative approaches to the memorial site. Potential options included the complete reconstruction of of the homes, in line with the principles of monument protection; the aesthetic reconstruction of the outer shells in the interests of tourism; and the conservation of the structures as historic records of destruction.

The final decision was to integrate both reconstruction and conservation, safeguarding the legacy of the building with an updated and reconfigured design. The completed structures stand as stacked compositions of concrete, influenced by their former structural shape. Externally as well as internally, many of the design’s intricate details have been excluded, simplifying the existing volumes.

Bauhaus Masterhouses, Dessau, by Walter Gropius
Photography by Sebastian Gündel and Christoph Rokitta


Friday, June 20th, 2014


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One Response to
“Bauhaus Masterhouses by Walter Gropius”

  1. Goldleader Says:

    Nice review Bauhaus didn't even much teach there students history because they thought in creating there own with uniting technology and art as one.

    Make sure to check out my review out
    http://mcagoldnetwork.com/blog/2014/07/04/bauhaus...

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