Monday, May 19, 2014

Breaking the Circle: Bauhaus - UNESCO Heritage (Dessau)

This is another masterpiece of the UNESCO Heritage (together with the Weimar part of the Bauhaus) for which you might wanna go to Dessau. The Bauhaus doesn't need too many presentations, but here there are some useful basic informations on it.
The Bauhaus Dessau was built from 1925 to 1926 according to plans by Walter Gropius as a school for art, design and architecture school. War Destroyed and structurally modified parts were reconstructed from 1965, largely in the sense of the original. The building was restored in 1976 and partially modernized. Between 1996 and 2006, a new restoration and repair according to historic preservation rather than principles. The Bauhaus sites in Dessau and Weimar since 1996 belong to the UNESCO World Heritage.
It's fresh news that the Masters' Houses have been just finished to be restored, so now it's possible to see all of them (the single house Gropius , the semi-detached houses Moholy-Nagy / Feininger, Muche / Schlemmer and Klee / Kandinsky. The three semi-detached houses had identical floor plans, with one half was almost the rotated 90 degrees mirror image of the other in each case.).

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