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Pioneers of a new world
What would the Bauhaus be without the Dutch? An exhibition that opened last weekend in Rotterdam answers this question. The influence of Dutch artists, designers and architects on the new start-up was so immense that it would easily be possible to think that the Bauhaus would not have become the Bauhaus without them.
How the Bauhaus found its way back to Europe
We tend to see the influence of the Bauhaus on the USA as a one-way street. In fact, the fertilisation was reciprocal and continues to this day.
On behalf of Progressive Design – Two Modern Campuses in Transcultural Dialogue
“The Indian state has only existed for 13 years. And world history would be unthinkable without its unorthodox influence. India has delivered more new content in the last decade than any other country." HfG Ulm founder Otl Aicher's report on his trip to India in 1960 and the slides he took during his journey across the country are impressive observations of a country in upheaval. From today’s perspective, this material reads like an overture to the future collaboration between two design schools: the HfG Ulm and the NID in Ahmedabad.
How Bauhaus came to Palestine
Arieh Sharon, the father of Israeli architecture, trained his gifted students at Bauhaus. He and his colleagues, Genia Averbuch, Zeev Rechter and Dov Karmi, managed an unusual balancing act in the 1930‘s during the construction of the White City in Tel Aviv. Never again would the longing for a time long begone be expressed in such a modern way in the future.
Prussian Islands in an Oriental Sea
The White City in Tel Aviv is regarded as the world's largest collection of buildings from the classic modern era.
“The Spirit of the Bauhaus is in my DNA”
For Gropius the maison’s lodge was an ideal. When the Sagrada Família in Barcelona was built, it became a reality. In the very years when the Bauhaus came to an end, a similar and yet completely different kind of school was established in the Spanish metropolis. It moved into new headquarters in the fall of 2017. We spoke with the architect of the Escola Massana.