ruminations about architecture and design

Monday, January 16, 2017

modern architecture was inevitable

The Bauhaus is one of the Ur texts of the Modern Movement in design and its legendary status can only be reinforced by a messy history. The most significant part of that history is the escape/expulsion of Gropius and the eventual mark he left on design teaching in the United States.

What we find interesting here at the towers of ilium is how well this building has stood the test of time. A few shifts of form and material and we would have the newest office building or "green" university structure. Granted, we are a bit more eclectic these days, but no architect would be punished by pulling ideas from this box. The same cannot be said for more classical architecture.

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