Colour Plan for Masters' Houses, Dessau

Alfred Arndt, 1926

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016
Colour plan for the exterior design of the master semidetached houses in Dessau, author: Alfred Arndt, 1926

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The colour plan for the exterior of the Dessau Masters’ Houses shows the three houses designed by Walter Gropius’s architectural office from an unusual viewpoint, that is, from below. The colours of the façades are divided into the pale shades of yellow, grey and white and the strong hues of red and blue. Although Gropius did not accept Arndt’s colour selection, it was still significant for the New Architecture movement.


  1. Literature:
  2. Rehm, Robin (2009): Paradigma des Neuen Bauens. Die Dessauer Meisterhäuser, in: Modell Bauhaus, hg. v. Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau und Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Ostfildern, S. 199ff.
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