Experiment in Architecture and Bauhaus-Weimar

“Building Blocks at Large” of the 1920s and 90s

Keywords: Bauhaus-Weimar, Walter Gropius, Experiment 1:1, Haus am Horn, Building Blocks at Large, Neues Bauen Am Horn

Abstract

Experimentation as a method of design was announced in Bauhaus Weimar in the early twentieth century. In 1920, Gropius developed the concept of “Baukasten im großen” (Building Blocks at Large) – a building set of six elements in scale 1:1. Based on this principle, only one experimental building was realized – “Haus am Horn.” In the late 1990s, Bauhaus-University Weimar initiated the project “Neues Bauen am Horn” – an experiment of building Bauhaus style dwellings adapted to the new socio-economic situation.

Author Biography

Tatiana Sergeevna Reshetnikova, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
M.Design, Dipl. Designer, PhD Candidate Fakultät Architektur, Institute for European Urban Studies (IfEU) Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Published
2021-02-03