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Always a Part of the Present
No other name is mentioned as often in the context of the Bauhaus as that of Walter Gropius. This is no coincidence. An essential secret of his enduring success is the effective network of loyal employ- ees and friends that the Bauhaus founder kept alive and nurtured far beyond the end of his university.
Where Is the Surplus? Where Is the Poetry?
The three Bauhaus directors reach out to the present: Michael Sorkin, one of today’s most distinguished architects and architecture journalists, is their guest. They want to know what people think of Bauhausian ideas 100 years after the foundation of their school. Michael is happy to answer their questions.
bauhaus now #2
The release date for the second issue of “bauhaus now”, the official magazine of the Bauhaus Association, is 23 May 2018. This time, the focus is on architecture and urban planning.
Where Does the Future Take Space?
Cities around the world are not only increasing in number – their transformation also entails social consequences that are difficult to predict.
“The Spirit of the Bauhaus is in my DNA”
For Gropius the maison’s lodge was an ideal. When the Sagrada Família in Barcelona was built, it became a reality. In the very years when the Bauhaus came to an end, a similar and yet completely different kind of school was established in the Spanish metropolis. It moved into new headquarters in the fall of 2017. We spoke with the architect of the Escola Massana.
Equality is the Key
Ever since the attacks on September 11, 2001, security has been back on the global agenda. But what really makes cities safer – and what conditions do architects and urban planners need for their work? We spoke with the author of “Endangered City: The Politics of Security and Risk in Bogotá” about real and perceived sources of urban insecurity.