Serpentine GalleriesA savannah tree for Kensington Gardens
In a royal park in London, award-winning architect Francis Kéré from Burkina Faso has combined African tradition with innovation. With his design for the Serpentine Pavilion, he pursues an artistic idea that was already perceptible in his teachers’ houses. We at 100 years of bauhaus went there in search of the Bauhaus Spirit of today.
documenta 14Athens, we have learned
This year, say the organisers of the Documenta, the objective is “Learning from Athens”. In the Greek capital, for the first time the supporting venue for the exhibition traditionally held in Kassel, contemporary art has embedded itself deep in the cityscape. Perhaps this has less to do with the ambitions of the German exhibition organisers than with the change that the recent political and economic crisis has brought to the cradle of classical European culture. We at 100 years of bauhaus went there in search of the Bauhaus Spirit of today.
ADGB Trade Union SchoolBauhaus treasure in pine forest
Exploring a potential UNESCO world heritage site while cycling through the forest? Swimming with a view of one of the largest Bauhaus ensembles in the world? This is possible close to Bernau: only 40 kilometres north of Berlin, hidden in a pine forest, lies Hannes Meyers’ impressive construction for the Bundesschule des ADGB (ADBG Trade Union School). It is also well worth a visit outside of the swimming season. The ADBG school shows Bauhaus architecture with a rough charm in an idyllic landscape.
Architecture Biennale in Venice 2016Necessities, not luxuries!
At the end of May 2016 the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice opened its doors to the public – with 88 participants from 37 countries and 62 national pavilions, the world’s largest and most important architectural exhibition. Architects, designers, artists and activists presented the fronts where they are fighting today to improve the living conditions of people around the world. We at bauhaus100.de went there to scout around – in search of revolutionary and everyday design ideas, and the Bauhaus Spirit of today.
“Bauhaus Zaporizhia”Wake-Up Call for an Almost Unknown Legacy
If it comes to fine constructivist architecture from the early 20th century, the Ukraine is a country many Western scholars are not too familiar with. Drawing attention to these endangered iconic sites from the 1920s and initiating a process of well funded restoration work was the goal of a conference “Bauhaus Zaporizhia – Modernism in Germany and Ukraine”. The conference took place on 19th and 20th Nov 2017 and was hosted in a mid-sized industrial town from that era.