Architecture Across Germany
- Dwell tours the first Bauhaus campus built by Henry Van de Velde in 1907 to learn more about Walter Gropius's ideology behind the modern design school.
- Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture design.
- As previously looked at in 5 Bold and Modern Glass Facades, Dwell takes another look at 8 contemporary structures that are recognized for their creative and daring use of combined materials and glass.
Celebrate the anniversary of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius' birthday and the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus at the Gropius House on Sunday, May 17, with half-price admission. The Bauhaus School was renowned for is exuberant parties, like the 1929 Metallisches Fest, or Metal Party, for which the artists made fantastic creations out of metal. Walter Gropius brought this playful tradition with him to his post at the Harvard Graduate School of Design when each May, his students and colleagues celebrated his birthday in Harvard Yard. A year after his death, friends, family, and members of The Architects Collaborative, hosted more than fifteen hundred friends and colleagues at a Metallisches Fest as a final memorial to him. In the same spirit, on May 17, Gropius House offers half-price admission to visitors wearing anything metal. On this day, a metal crown Ise Gropius, Walter's widow, wore to the final tribute, along with several birthday cards made for him by artist friends, will be on view.
- This weekend marks the final days of the Museum of Modern Art's homage to the Bauhaus, the early-20th-century German school and movement that fostered and supported early modernism leaders like…
- From Luis Barragán's Mexico City residence to the Alvar Aalto House in Helsinki, we share ten architects' dwellings that are now museums.
- Did you know Dwell has covered design in far-flung locations since our very beginning? What was once called Elsewhere has since evolved to departments we call "Detour" and "Postcard".
- Innovative green design meets historical renovation in the world of contemporary German architecture.