Hello, I am a first year at university of arizona and I am writing a paper on Walter Gropius, I am asking a bunch of different people about their thoughts on him and as I follow your blog closely I thought I would ask you! I just have one question I hope you can give me some feedback on. What do you think, or what have you heard from professors etc concerning the Bauhaus school building in germany? -- Good design? Bad design? Anything really. Thanks so much love your blog! Inspired me all year
This question is a month old and I apologize for the wait. You probably already handed the paper in and all too, but I will still gladly answer this question.
The Bauhaus is what’s said to be the foundation of design- interior, industrial, architecture, art, and graphic. So to me this means that this school is very important and every architecture student should know about this school and what they did. There were students who lived there in dorms and would basically work the whole day in workshops or studio, basically what we do, except it was integrated with all the aspects of design I stated above. The goal was to unify art, technology, and craft.
The design of the school was very modern at the time, it’s what we call now the international style: a simplification of form, a rejection of ornament, and adoption of glass, steel and concrete as preferred materials. Further, the transparency of buildings, construction (called the honest expression of structure), and acceptance of industrialized mass-production techniques.
Sorry for the long wait on this answer!