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


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, Germany
M.Design, Dipl. Designer, PhD Candidate Fakultät Architektur, Institute for European Urban Studies (IfEU) Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
How to Cite
Reshetnikova, T. (2021). Experiment in Architecture and Bauhaus-Weimar. AIS - Architecture Image Studies, 1(1), 144 - 155. https://doi.org/10.48619/ais.v1i1.302