BAUHAUS Architecture – One of many Examples

Fancy Bauhaus elevator
Yesterday I stumbled across that gem in the former "Haus der Deutschen Buchdrucker" – and contrary to my settled conviction that I strongly dislike Bauhaus architecture, I see now how beautiful it really is.

Of course this house is only one of the many buildings, building projects and housing estates in Berlin, constructed during the BAUHAUS period.
The Bauhaus school was founded in 1919 by famous architect Walter Gropius in Weimar, and endeavored to bring all arts – including architecture – together, to finally create a synthesis of the arts (Gesamtkunstwerk).

The aim was to bring modernist design in everyday life, to form a consortium where the gap between artist and craftsman was abolished.

Max Taut, the architekt of the Haus der Deutschen Buchdrucker", was like his famous brother Bruno an advocate of what was called "New Objectivity" or "New Sobriety" (Neue Sachlichkeit), a predominantly German movement of the 1920s and 1930s, forcibly stopped by the Nazi seizure of power in 1933.

Elevator interior with wooden bench
Groundfloor Haus der Deutschen Buchdrucker
Bauhaus staircase
Bauhaus tiling

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