The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #547
If we mentioned the names Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the same sentence, we would probably be talking about what?
We are probably speaking about the Bauhaus, a school founded in 1919 in Weimer, Germany, by Walter Gropius. It originally attempted to unify art and craft; its mission eventually changed to the unification of art and technology. The Bauhaus was forced to close in the early 1930s by the German National Socialist Party. The three individuals mentioned served as directors.
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
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Fagus Works, designed by Walter Gropius, in Alfeld an der Leine, Germany.
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