donderdag 1 mei 2014

Bauhaus in Dessau

In 1925 the Bauhaus school moved to Dessau by political reasons. In Weimar was the Weimar Republic proclaimed which didn't like the influence of the Bauhaus upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design and typography.

We got a nice tour around the building and could see all the details they had invented. Because of the many glass facades it was very hot inside in summer. So turning this wheel you could open all the windows mechanical in this theater room.

In the corridors they were opened by chains at the side.

The theater chairs were made of metal pipes and fabric.

The lights in the theater room are typical Bauhaus and you see them through the whole building. These are the last ones to use because there is no replacement possible. There is no factory that can deliver them anymore, so we saw some of them in the hallway were out of order.
You can read more about the Bauhaus here.

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Love your's and s.c.'s coverage of your trip. But I had to smile at your last comment because it reminded me of the dormitories at my undergraduate school (lights not working)--maybe they were Bauhaus inspired! Just kidding . . . :-)

  2. Now this is a place that I wanted to see as I have been to many exhibitions here in London about the Bauhaus.

  3. I guess the lights will all fail at some point Marianne.. What then I wonder. So many square windows!

  4. Dearest Marianne,
    Lovely photos about very special techniques.

  5. Grappig om zo de ramen open te doen.

  6. When they develop new experimental buildings they learn what to do and what not to do.

  7. I'm enjoying this tour that you are both giving us!

  8. So many windows to open and fascinating how they did it. The lights are interesting too.