Archinect - News 2015-11-26T05:42:13-05:00 MASS Design Group to propose "Bauhaus of Africa" at U.N. Summit Julia Ingalls 2015-09-24T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-10-14T13:32:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On September 27th, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS Design Group</a> will officially present their idea for a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bauhaus-type</a> school for Sub-Saharan Africa at the United Nations Solutions Summit. The proposed program would be based in Kigali, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rwanda</a> and would purposefully "incubate local innovation towards tackling the biggest building boom of the next quarter century" according to a press release issued by MASS.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This building boom refers to the estimated addition of one billion Africans over the next two decades, while the project's name refers to the infamous 20th century Bauhaus school, which encouraged not only theory, but actual practice, resulting in a widespread adoption of modernism. This practice element will be crucial in a nation which will require massive amounts of new (and hopefully, artfully designed) infrastructure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Germany to help fund renovations of Tel Aviv's historic Bauhaus buildings Nicholas Korody 2015-05-15T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T22:02:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thousands of Bauhaus buildings are concentrated in a central district of Tel Aviv, called the "White City." It became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003. These houses were built by Jewish architects who fled Nazi Germany and emigrated to what was the British Mandate of Palestine at the time. They designed their houses according to the principles developed by Walter Gropius [...] Germany plans to invest 2.8 million euros ($3.2 million) to help preserve the cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York Alexander Walter 2014-11-25T13:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Josef Albers&rsquo;s Manhattan, a mural that enlivened the lobby of New York&rsquo;s Met Life (previously the Pan Am) Building from 1963 until its controversial removal in 2000, could make a triumphant return to the city. Possible sites include the World Trade Center Transit Hub, The Art Newspaper understands. Finding a suitable home for the work is not the only obstacle: the original mural is in a landfill site in Ohio.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A renaissance for Bauhaus as Germany grapples with its past Alexander Walter 2014-05-16T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:59:26-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The most striking Bauhaus designs, such as Marcel Breuer's tubular steel chair or the Wagenfeld table lamp, have been endlessly copied and mass produced. But the architecture of the design school has left a more complicated legacy in Germany. [...] reopens two of the art school's most significant houses on Friday, almost 70 years after they were bombed, the move is sure to reignite the old debate about what to do with historic buildings damaged during the second world war.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Stay in a classic dorm at the Bauhaus, tuition-free Archinect 2013-10-11T15:47:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T19:27:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since October 2013, staying at one of the 1920s-style Bauhaus dorm rooms is even more of an experience: One room was accurately reconstructed with original objects and furniture. The rest of the rooms will be personalized to reflect a former habitant, beginning with Alfred Arndt, the couple Albers and Franz Ehrlich.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Heike Hanada with Benedict Tonon Selected to Design the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar Alexander Walter 2012-07-09T14:51:00-04:00 >2012-07-09T15:07:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the final tendering procedure for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany, the highly minimalistic design concept by Berlin-based architect Heike Hanada with Benedict Tonon was today selected as the winning entry. Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the host of the international architectural competition for this prestigious project, had invited the four competition finalists to partially rework the initial designs. The New Bauhaus Museum is scheduled to open in 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Competition for New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar Ends without a First Prize</a></p> Marcel Breuer Digital Archive Archinect 2012-06-13T19:24:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T17:17:06-04:00 <img src="" width="380" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive represents a collaborative effort headed by Syracuse University Library to digitize over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the twentieth century.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> In Tel Aviv, Bauhaus rules Alexander Walter 2012-03-30T18:12:00-04:00 >2012-04-07T16:09:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Israel&rsquo;s ages-old city, Jerusalem, is rightly famous for its warm, honey-colored limestone architecture. But its lazily hip rival, Tel Aviv, has lately begun garnering attention for a contrasting &mdash; and equally abundant &mdash; assemblage of cool and creamy Bauhaus buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New Bauhaus Museum - Honorable Mention by MenoMenoPiu Architects Alexander Walter 2012-03-22T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T11:46:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="224" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our last post, we published the awarded entries of the international competition for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany. One of the three Honorable Mentions was the entry by Rome/Paris-based MenoMenoPiu Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Competition for New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar Ends without a First Prize Alexander Walter 2012-03-21T16:01:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T18:23:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the open architectural design competition for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany, the international jury awarded two second-place and two third-place prizes. The jury also conferred three honorable mentions. The announcement of the winners officially concludes the architectural design competition, in which 536 architectural offices around the world participated.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bauhaus Dessau Foundation Posters by HORT Paul Petrunia 2011-05-18T14:48:41-04:00 >2011-05-19T14:10:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="734" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three gorgeous posters that German design studio HORT designed to promote the new corporate identity of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>