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The Konsum Building

The Törten Estate in Dessau was built on the edge of the town, so some distance from shops and facilities. So Gropius designed a building for the local consumer co-operative society  – the Konsumverein, or Konsum. 74 more words


Object lessons from the Bauhaus

Joan Ockman
Art in America
Dec. 1, 2009

Bauhaus is the name of an artistic inspiration.

— Asger Jorn, letter to Max
Bill, January 1954…

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The Törten Estate, Dessau

A journey on the tram from Dessau train station to the south of the town took us to the Törten Estate. This is  development of affordable workers’ houses designed by Walter Gropius, the Director of the Bauhaus. 654 more words



Looking through Dwell Magazine’s recent recap of the mid-century’s greatest hits, we noticed some design elements reflected in Archipelago Workshop’s Ventura Hillside project. An example of everything old being new again? 110 more words


Urban Splendour (just do me)

‘Every vigorous age has had its own vision of urban splendour.
Why should we be deprived of it?’
- Walter Gropius

Collage Nation

Jane Drew: A Teller of Stories

We know little of Jane Drew through her writing. Of course, she co-authored works on building in the tropics with her husband but these are generally technical in nature; part of the programme of international expertise that Drew was part of. 1,528 more words