Application for a Building Permit for the Haus Am Horn, architecture: Georg Muche, 1923. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.
Application for a Building Permit for the Haus Am Horn, architecture: Georg Muche, 1923. Klassik Stiftung Weimar / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016.

The most important exhibit in the Bauhaus exhibition of 1923 was the experimental Haus am Horn, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. The idea of a Bauhaus housing estate, which had been in the air since 1920 and was developed through a number of design stages, came together in this building, which evolved in collaboration with all the workshops.The design drawn up by the painter Georg Muche was able to assert itself against the concept proposed by Gropius in a democratic ballot held by the students. Nevertheless, the design carries strong echoes of Gropius’s thoughts about a “large-scale building set” and the resulting prototype houses developed by Fred Forbats.

Literature:
Matz, Stefan (2001): (Un)geliebtes Muster. Neue Einsichten zum Haus Am Horn, Weimar.