Architecture, art and design – 100 years of the Bauhaus (1/3) | DW Documentary

Architecture, art and design – 100 years of the Bauhaus (1/3) | DW Documentary

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90 thoughts on “Architecture, art and design – 100 years of the Bauhaus (1/3) | DW Documentary

  1. Soy Boyz says:

    Crap architecture with crap aesthetics that is celebrated by "progressive" thinkers.

  2. Diego Chavez says:

    I'm an addict to all documentaries you develop guys thanks for sharing online.

  3. Muhammad Bello says:


  4. Muhammad Bello says:


  5. anmeldest says:

    sehr gut 👍

  6. A Fridays says:

    Architecture is a poor profession. Majority of the architects died with poverty. Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and so as Frank Lloyd Wright, they were all died with not only have no penny left but massive debts. Such a documentary, and the architecture schools should stop selling architecture as a proud, fabulous, glamorous and rich career and yet it is NOT in the real world!!

  7. Simon Sozzi says:


  8. Fernando Fernandes says:

    Pretty good! 👏🏻

  9. Russian Troll says:

    Great video except boring boy group that designs porcelain plates.

  10. John Orozco says:

    The second episode cannot come fast enough.

  11. Adam McClure says:

    Excellent documentary!

  12. Jim Tuner says:

    The cornerstone of Bauhaus was oppressive uniformity and the industrialization of the personal. Its continuing appeal is based on its low costs.

  13. For F. Lyngdoh says:

    Awesome Art & Design Simply Elegant.

  14. Mr Nep says:

    old buildings were built better and look beautiful.

  15. Bouchaib Bouchaib says:

    Nwo style petoresque ET style modern 👪 ET style majorell ver in vue de 2090

  16. MARK MAHAN says:

    This typical western mentality of cold narrow vision of harmonic modern representation of uptopic architectural building. It all cold mathematics and the evisceration and disconnection from the natural world. Eastern modern sense speaks to building with modernity in mind but also bringing nature back into the fold of the human community. Enhance nature not obliterate it and separate it from human community. Reinforce human connectivity to nature to give the real sense that we humans are part of nature and therefore part of the ecology and ecosystem that is nature. I find most of the western standard and buildings, most especially the cities. To be cold and ugly. And unfortunately too much of the steel and concrete jungle cities ofbthe West has been adopted and exported world wide. This to me does not mean it is the right way or the most pleasing or even efficient way. I find for example designs by some innovative and pleasingly imaginative designs for enhancing both both nature and human ultra modern with human comfort and inclusive environment. Geared to promote nature inward and connection to nature and ecosystem by extension, enhancing both. Is a efficient, renewable, and community building intelligent design. Making all aspects of the human community enhanced and self promoting. While giving the importance of human importance to a healthy ecosystem, that as a bi-product helps with physical, emotional, and mental health. This video only promotes the same self destructive and insulating social isolation and disconnection to nature and community. There is no balance or benefit to the continued designs promoted HERE.

  17. Raja Rajab says:


  18. BigDickMcGee says:

    I learned what a chair fetish looks like.

  19. Melissa Roscher says:

    Heard through a French Doc that Bauhaus was inspired by US industrial warehouses in the late 1800's (1890's probably)

  20. cgMediaWorks says:

    Such inspiring and enlightening work, both the documentary and this enduring school of design. Thank you!

  21. Sachin Karkhanis says:

    Pure Knowledge Source. Thanks to All Team DW Doc. Team is really doing a GREAT job.

  22. Takunda Kangai says:

    The Bauhaus School. I cannot think of another fitting example of Goethe's adage, that "Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music." Thanks DW!!!

  23. Val Berry says:

    Thanks for uploading this documentary. I love buildings and hence in a way architecture. I love bulky yet clean lines of bauhaus. It exposes some raw materials and shapes. Also very inspiring to watch selection of artists/architects

  24. Ishida Arquitetura, Design & Construção says:

    100 y of pseudoaesthetics, but leftist architecture. When the "rational" is nothing but speach for authoritarian states.

  25. David de Vries says:

    Worst architecture in human history.

  26. William Cutting says:

    If you ask me, there's little in this world more enjoyable than DW Docs. I'm so excited for a 3 part series on Bauhaus! Thank you DW.

  27. ivan date says:

    2:57 … that is not bamboo !

  28. ISLAM is Satan's masterpiece - est satanique says:

    I hate Modernism.

  29. Marta Maya says:

    Muy bueno, bien documentado, me gusta el enfoque. Gracias


    This is the best thing I have found on YouTube in over month

  31. pervertt says:

    Can't understand all these negative comments about Bauhaus. Why waste 42 minutes of your precious time watching a documentary about something you don't like?

  32. SoCalFreelance says:

    I like the Italian's passion for design, like Pininfarina, Gucci, Fendi, Ducati, etc.

  33. monckey wrench says:

    Thanks for sharing this video,,enlightening my mind to resurrect myself as an arch designer.

  34. Michael Harris says:

    Bauhaus world the effect.

  35. DW Documentary says:

    Este documental también está disponible en español / This documentary is also available in Spanish:

  36. Imperial Guard says:

    Bauhaus is life

  37. manjula Chithanandar says:


  38. Julian Torres says:

    Like a guitar, moron . Its not a guitar, what a poor student in a charity shop has to do with Bauhaus?

  39. Spectral says:

    While I enjoyed this presentation from a learning perspective, to me, this architectural style looks quite sterile and cold.

  40. caremell says:

    The real estaters in Turkey made a mark in history by building on imposible lands and as a result leading so many videos of "retaining wall collapse" yeah it is their thing.

  41. Elio Helio says:

    Come to Realize that Bauhaus is Primarily Male Energy Void of Female and Feng Shui. Beautiful Design but not Balanced energy.

  42. rudi kurniawan says:

    DW did it again !
    DW's always do : )

  43. Architecture World says:

    wow ………..very informative documentary

  44. erkan toksöz says:

    This is the firs time I have heard the Bauhaus Effect, story is quite interesting, thank you for producing and sharing,

  45. Alam Zeb says:

    Hi, We are your huge fans here, we would suggest that kindly add subtitles to your documentaries for more better illustration and understanding.
    Thanks a lot

  46. Lesley Patricia Jordison says:

    bauhaus is fine – the programme is witless!

  47. Timothy Turenne says:

    Excellent. Thanks for the docu

  48. Thomas Bingel says:

    Very recommendable

  49. ruzzell907 says:

    Why people hate Bahaus and Modern Architecture? Because Modern Architecture is devoid of past ideologies and cultures. People are still holding on to traditions.

  50. Preliminimal says:

    Thank you ~ excellent program

  51. Peter Jones says:

    Unfortunately this excellent documentary is spoilt by the intrusive music soundtrack

  52. Dan-Andrei Năfureanu says:

    35:02 is that a techno mix of Pink Floyd "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun"?

  53. heat flux says:

    16:23 ahahhahahah

  54. Keto King says:

    Bauhaus has influenced the 20th century,,,Clean,Fresh,aesthetic I'd rather this than clutter,disorder,, Bauhaus is the magic of form and function,,Great documentary,,,

  55. prashanth nagothu says:

    Proud to be a Bauhaus University student 😊😊

  56. j salem says:

    What makes Bauhaus interesting is the thought/ethos behind the architecture.

  57. The Debut Of Mowis says:

    It's called a lyre btw….

  58. A7mad Ham says:

    well done @DW i thought this was going to be a history lesson .. it is really well done!

  59. oscar julian lopez rincon says:


  60. desertbluesman says:

    Has Bauhaus lost its way?

  61. !?! + letter says:

    I think humans dont nee chair at all, it is ceremonial thing. And Bauhaus has been for industrial design, is no such human body what would be universal, loonie thin-king, poetry. Second thing is lack of decorations, decorations usually have means, often functionalist esing is idot, nub, bored min-dead. Best in staircase, decorations stop child to drop to hall floor, killer make only stairs. Decorations also remind wisdom are philosophical, to some religious. Tell have sing songs and tell stories, teachings when they do crafts in group, family at night when you cant work outside .Hand skills are kept on by making decorations, more simple more simple is your mind. Here is contrary to craftsmanship (what has been everyone's duty at past, everybody were able to do their own bench simplest things) to industrial, modernist world where is totally handles and helpless persons who nee help in everyday life almost in everything, that EVERYTHING is is ready made. When you build your house by yourselves from wood or like in Africa from earth, you are automatically economical whit space, you dont do big or small you do what you need. Same whit furniture, you dont waste material and time for it you do practical thing what is good to use. But then when things are mass produced you start to shape humans to fit to your design not other vice, we are not all 170 cm 55kg size. Bauhaus can be inhuman if you make law from it design humans to fit industrial production. Example time changes human size, you can see at furniture that those are made much smaller persons, 200 year old chair is teen size, we cant assume that Bauhaus measures can be used at 100 years later.
    Best would be individually made designs like in past, when everybody did what they need by them selves. 3D printing / laser cutting or workshop recycling centers are future where you can go and make orders your own size. So you dont throw it away but fix it when thing gets broken because it has been made for you. then when you get old furniture or clothes you choose your size or fix them to fit. Chair can be fixed like this guy here is doing, make bigger seat or take off or increase length of the legs. We have museums for design they keep original designs there, those exist, consumers home doesn't have to LIVE uncomfortable museum, where you hurt your back and cant get sleep just because of design.

  62. peter kompter says:

    yinka ilori, Bauhaus? how?

  63. Nobiles Novus homo says:

    Oooh! look! boxes! Such beautiful boxes! and glass!

    This isn't architectural art, or any real breaking design. It's simple. It's dull. It's stupid. A twelve year old could design those buildings. The Woolworth building and Equitable Building and Penn Station are examples of art and design. A box is not, and any architect who dares call himself an artist or designer, I will be only too happy to berate him in public. To call a modern architect's buildings' a work of art in the modern era that follow the Bauhaus School is a flat out lie. He should call himself a utilitarian architect, only ever hired to create the building that appears nicest for the cheapest price, to make the workplace – a little more tolerable. The era of creating art and defining space with comfort and metaphysical aspects like color, material, and shape, (pink sunset granite walls, upheld by black streaked marble pillars with brass corinthian tops), is gone, WHY CAN'T YOU JUST ADMIT THAT NONE OF YOUR BUILDINGS EVOKE ANY PASSIONS OR PROCLIVITIES OF PASSIONATE EMOTION?! EVERYONE. HATES. MODERN. ARCHITECTS. THEIR BUILDINGS ARE DESTROYED WITHOUT PASSION WHEN TIME RUNS OUT FOR THEIR USE.

    They're nothing but an excuse of why the common man can't afford an apartment in a building designed like the Equitable Building in New York. ADMIT IT!

  64. Dave Bell says:

    Focus on a furniture painter that looks at everything without appreciation of its perfect design is a surprising choice to celebrate Bauhaus. You could see he was trying to figure out how to wreck that cesca without fear of offending a Breuer enthusiast. Selfish and shallow. He would add a mustache to the Mona Lisa.

  65. bioan says:

    Thank you for this series about Bauhaus! Also excellent Nana – Polo & Pan music!!

  66. Sumita Singha says:

    Thank you for a great documentary and the good use of Kraftwerk music! Also, it's lovely to hear the Japanese people speak English without the patronising subtitles (as often used by the BBC and Channel 4 without any need).

  67. major 007 says:

    then way do people go to see the parts of a city and not the so called modern parts of a city , for example Paris France as well as many others. we are so fast to dismiss the past masters of design and architecture, each city had it's own feel. the international style removed this. these master of the modern movement are so called because we are told at architectural school they are masters. ask the man on the street and he will tell you something different.

  68. Leader of the Lewish People says:

    Yeah it's quite obvious that it looks German right? It's not like it could be found everywhere, right?

  69. Peter Agovino says:

    Bauhaus is design in a straight jacket.

  70. Tesla 369 says:


  71. Peter Miller says:

    4:16 nils frahm – a place

  72. ᛏᚱᚨᛞ ᚠᛟᛚᚴ says:

    It’s so ugly.

  73. robert bertie says:

    and concentration camps we are now hearing ?

  74. SirAbraxas says:

    A myriad of blah-blah labels ("bold, fluid, revolutionary") for such a decadent Bauhaus movement symbolizing the death of a culture. Let's face it folks, Politically Correct cultures have capitulated completely and willing to surrender their Aesthetics, their Heritage & Genetic stock. This is how Nations die in a dishonorable end.

  75. Carolina Wren says:

    could it be that the overall inspiration for the BauHaus was acknowledging the industrial esthetic – not just for industry but for the residential world as well? As such it presaged the industrial commercial world we live in today. Just as the inspiration for the Baroque was countering the Reformation – where individual small farms, trades and shops were countered by bronze age imperial splendor? Architecture, im grossen und ganzen, is the embodiment of culture rit large. Anyone who doesn't understand that doesn't understand architecture at all.

  76. Judith Neisse says:

    What a shame that you talk about Bauhaus and showing Arabic letters and no Hebrew letters and also not showing names of architects in Tel Aviv the richest city with Bauhaus elements

  77. Dio Dio says:

    The hideous kind of architecture that I don't like, it should only be reserved to factories

  78. ERic Guerrero says:

    Hallo! Could somebody help me please? Some days ago, I´ve watched DW on demand, in certain program capsule, they visited a chocolate shop decorated with Bauhaus style in Berlin, I would like to know what program was or which place it is since I´m in Berlin and I´m interested in both chocolate and Bauhaus movement. thank you so much in advance.

  79. Angelo Bugini says:

    Bauhaus World – The Code is a remarkable documentary! I truly did appreciate it so much. Thanks a lot for sharing! Keep it up!

  80. Aurélie Bourdin says:

    Do you know how to write the textil designer's name? It sound like "Kasha koohasko" or something like that, but my skills in german is not good enough to guess her name.

  81. Kaio Castillo says:

    Where's Bela?

  82. Cliff DaRiff says:

    Did they define the term Bauhaus?

  83. tushar says:

    16:23 omg

  84. dish care says:

    My future dream is to work with this venture.
    Welcome to Ancient Germany , Credit goes to DW doc

  85. Ati Zist Consulting Engineers says:


  86. Kermit Frog says:

    There's too much Bauhaus influence today. Corporations love it; it's simple, cheap and scalable. Look at the city of Toronto: an architectural disaster. Condos everywhere, a city covered in glass and right angles. It's monotonous and dull. I prefer gothic and medieval architecture, which are so rich in nuance and detail.

  87. Luke Harwood says:

    Bauhaus: stay with architectural and industrial design – YOUR FASHION STINKS, AN EXPERIMENT FAIL…sorry. Kandinsky is my favorite abstract artist. Love Klee's – take a line for a walk. Graphic design and fonts [Advertising being my field]. Wrapping human bodies in industrialism sucks bad

  88. Sonal Kumar Arya says:

    31:48 by Mies Van Der who?! 😅

  89. DayChan Taylor says:

    The baby at 16:24 😂😂😂


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