Bauhaus-Architektur in Chile: Eine halbe Villa, bitte!

Bauhaus-Architektur in Chile: Eine halbe Villa, bitte!

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2014

Das Bauhaus hat eine lange Tradition in Chile. Die Diktatur unter Augusto Pinochet verleugnete dann das architektonische Erbe aus Deutschland, und heute bedroht die Immobilienwirtschaft dessen letzte Reste. Doch es gibt Hoffnung. Von Carolina Machhaus mehr... Forum ]

The Rich Rhineland: Art Cologne Leaves Berlin Behind

The Rich Rhineland: Art Cologne Leaves Berlin Behind

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2012

For years, it looked as though Berlin was set to beat out Cologne for supremacy in the German art fair world. Now, thanks to improvements introduced by its American director Daniel Hug, Art Cologne is back in the driver's seat. This year's show opens on Wednesday with many new galleries from Berlin. By Ingeborg Wiensowski more...


The Battle for Bauhaus: How A Movement Failed to Protect Its Name

The Battle for Bauhaus: How A Movement Failed to Protect Its Name

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2012

Germany's famous Bauhaus school from 1919 to 1933 forged new boundaries in the art and design world and remains highly influential today. But its brand and legacy has been under threat for five decades from a large German-Swiss home goods retailer that took the title and trademark "Bauhaus" in 1960 and now has 190 stores around Europe. By Paul Glader in Berlin more... Comment ]

Factory Fanfare: Modernist Icon Joins UNESCO Heritage List

Factory Fanfare: Modernist Icon Joins UNESCO Heritage List

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2011

Walter Gropius' Fagus Factory has long been considered a frontrunner of modernist architecture. Now, a century after it was designed, the building in the German state of Lower Saxony has been added to the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. more...


World's Biggest Bauhaus Retrospective: The House That Mies and Walter Built

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2009

The legendary German art school, the Bauhaus, has influenced almost a century worth of art, design and architecture. This week the largest ever Bauhaus retrospective opened in Berlin. The show includes everything from design classics to fine art to students' party pictures and birthday cards. By Cathrin Schaer in Berlin more...

Interview with Incoming Bauhaus Director: 'Utopias Are not Enough'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2009

Philipp Oswalt is about to become the new director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. He speaks to SPIEGEL about the legacy of modernism and how the Bauhaus can contribute to today's society. more...


The Legacy of Modernism: Celebrating 90 Years of Bauhaus

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2009

The legendary Bauhaus movement turns 90 this year and the anniversary is being marked by exhibitions from Tokyo to New York. The school was founded by a young architect, Walter Gropius, who wanted to shape products for the future and create a more just society. By Ulrike Knöfel more...

Berlin's New UNESCO Sites: 'Bauhaus Is Better Known Abroad than Goethe or Schiller'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 17, 2008

Last week UNESCO awarded six housing estates in Berlin the World Heritage seal of approval. Bauhaus Archiv Director Annemarie Jaeggi tells SPIEGEL ONLINE why these examples of modernist architecture are so important. more...


Building Utopia: Berlin Chases UNESCO Status for 1920s Social Housing

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 18, 2007

In the 1920s Berlin was the world capital of modern architecture. Now six unique social housing projects from the period are up for UNESCO World Heritage status. The buildings mark a time when star architects like Walter Gropius and Bruno Taut were committed to improving the living standards of ordinary people. By Siobhán Dowling in Berlin more...