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The Reasons Offsite - a Virtual Exhibition on Prefab and Modular Architecture

The project presents a collection of buildings and building systems significant in the historical evolution of modular and prefabricated architecture. The contents are shown in a virtual reality environment, through VR headset kits, which transport the audience to a 20x20m virtual space filled with panels and architectural models.

The goal is to picture several stages of this evolution. Examples of different buildings are shown, from the 17th century to the present, from anonymous architecture to Jean Prouvé, Walter Gropius, Buckminster Fuller, Shigeru Ban and MVRDV.

“The Reasons Offsite” intends to point out conflicts between prefab building systems and traditional ones. Standardization vs.

Bauhaus Summer School 2019

This year, the Bauhaus Summer School is offering over 300 students from Germany and abroad places in the programme - a programme which has proved to be a success since 1983. A total of 16 language and subject-specific courses taught from 4 to 30 August invite you to discover both the city of Weimar and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and to familiarize yourself with the ideas of Paul Klee, Johannes Itten, and other world-famous Bauhaus artists. Registration for subject-specific courses is open until 1 May 2019. 
The two-to four-week courses in Architecture and Urbanism, Art and Design, Culture and Media, Engineering and Environment, as well as language classes focus on modern day challenges. »The range of courses offered incites expert discussions on central Bauhaus themes, while at the same time inspiring international and intercultural exchanges«, expresses Julia Rosenbusch, Bauhaus Summer School coordinator.

UPDATE: Application deadline expired for most of the courses - except Architectural Design, Community Engagement, Cultural Landscapes and Design Basics - until 15 May.

Architectural Adventures: Bauhaus and Beyond

Experience the legendary Bauhaus movement on the brink of its 100th anniversary on this ten-day tour with Architectural Adventures. The Bauhaus is arguably the world's most influential school of design, revolutionizing 20th-century design, art, and architecture the world over. Founded in Weimar, Germany by Walter Gropius in 1919, the Bauhaus' activities spanned 14 years, and was relocated to Dessau and later Berlin.

AD Classics: Haus am Horn / Georg Muche

In 1919, at a time in which Germany was still in upheaval over its defeat in the First World War (and compounded by the loss of its monarchy), the Academy of Fine Arts and School of Applied Arts in Weimar, Germany, were combined to form the first Bauhaus. Its stated goal was to erase the separation that had developed between artists and craftsmen, combining the talents of both occupations in order to achieve a unified architectonic feeling which they believed had been lost in the divide. Students of the Bauhaus were to abandon the framework of design standards that had been developed by traditional European schools and experiment with natural materials, abstract forms, and their own intuitions. Although the school’s output was initially Expressionist in nature, by 1922 it had evolved into something more in line with the rising International Style.[1]

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