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

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

innovative holistic Aesthetica free-thinking quarters glue honest revolutionary the white OD car fast Sherman that is Bauhaus after 100 years the ideals of the Bauhaus are more relevant today than they were then the spa’s hottia for 100 years ago Bauhaus reimagined the future how will we learn without we let the Bauhaus influence is everywhere guns house set out to formulate a language of design that was universal that everything has an ideal height an ideal size and that’s what optimizes its utility but north we can you know there once it’s kind of boosted gap for me wherever your partner remember you’re a designer well we really whether you’re an artist Bauhaus is a legend the brilliance of the Bauhaus school remains undiminished even today even though its existence was short-lived it continues to shape the world we live in new approaches to education and training architecture painting dance and design were explored and developed here when Hitler seized power and forced the school to shut down its artists architects and visionaries emigrated fanning out and spreading the Bauhaus doctrine around the world what became of the Bauhaus utopia and the principle that good design can improve people’s lives [Music] in the early 1960s van Tagore piaced drew up plans for a large housing estate on the outskirts of Berlin modern urban planning would tackle the housing shortage nearly all the new homes were earmarked for low-income families 30 years after the closure of the Bauhaus the project sought to put the school’s vision into action a better life for many people moving to the dopiest at was a dream heated apartment with a bathroom and everything running hot water I still love the copyist at Utah Vice Becca and hans-georg Mitka moved into the copious stat as soon as it was completed I got married in 1969 and there were no apartments to be had anywhere nowadays things are easy in comparison housing was desperately needed back then I also moved here in 1969 I’d send off 29 applications for apartments I got four offers including this place I didn’t have a car but I knew there was an underground stop here so I took the offer here get to your dog [Music] seitan which Bateman fufu golf moons in the late 1950s and early 1960s solutions to the housing crisis became more ambitious Mattias and his architecture firm tech the architects collaborative were tasked with drawing up a master plan get beaten I’m master plan suma home even before the war the rear courtyard buildings of many tenement blocks in Berlin had been torn down to make the apartments in the front lighter and area new housing projects were to be built in the city’s greener outskirts he forged a no sir Stalin shaft the idea of huge urban estates had already been explored on paper as a utopian vision by architects in the 1920s Tom cor Pierce’s vision of an urban utopia was defeated by circumstances beyond his control in 1961 communist East Germany built the Berlin wall dividing the city into and exacerbating the housing shortage core pious originally planned residential blocks with 14,500 apartments and a maximum of 14 floors in the end there were 19 thousand apartments and up to 30 floors gropius’s original vision ended up massively compromised [Music] I want a kind of rest going numb Sonia Walter he didn’t want just patches of green he wanted a landscape with green flowing spaces between the buildings in his vision nature wasn’t contained it was an integral part of the newest age indoors Felice by this point vitae copias had long been living in the US with quantum and more girls didn’t have much time we could only be reached by phone oh no and then he paid a visit maybe three times a year or so he was ever in charge of the project was more of a consultant the godfather of the if you take toy Gropius came to Berlin when the foundation stone was laid but he wasn’t involved with the construction and there was nothing he could do about the final result hope you’re obviously everything in his power to prevent his name being attached to the project he was deeply unhappy about it there is no doubt about it after his death the whole complex was named after him which must have made him turn in his grave by the 1980s Korpi estat had gained a reputation as a troubled neighborhood a run-down concrete jungle with new tenants coming and going all the time and lots of derelict apartments the core pH stat frequently hit the headlines as a crime hot spot but – uto vice becker and hands georg metka it was home i love i’m people were happy here and didn’t understand what all the bad headlines were about we didn’t see it like that at all we’ve lived here with our children and we liked it today copyist at is once again popular with families the area is getting spruced up thanks to renovation work and community outreach projects this utopian vision of urban life is still a work in progress elsewhere in the world utopias are further out of reach in Latin America’s major cities there’s a lot of room for improvement in housing and infrastructure many urban planners there would agree with the Bauhaus principle that architects pair a social responsibility [Music] ultimately our work is architects and urban planners is about people people matter to Carolinas and Arriaga an urban planner from Medellin Colombia a city where infrastructure problems have long loomed large traffic clogs the streets and spalling favelas define the cityscape it’s nearly impossible for buses to pass through these narrow steep streets but then the city has an idea today six outdoor escalators extend 384 meters up the hillside now the 140,000 residents of community one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods no longer need to make the climb by foot Jayco castano is well aware of how the escalators have affected the district your we 133 and I’ve lived here all my life with my mother sister and son the escalators are a major tourist attraction a bonus for locals like Jayco a rapper who gives guided tours of the area’s best graffiti in the past few visitors would have dared to venture into community esse reputed to be the most dangerous neighborhood of what’s often called the world’s most dangerous city many friends of mine lost their lives many neighbors lots of people just disappeared it happened a lot around here improving people’s lives this was the vision of Bauhaus today that vision also encompasses infrastructure projects like these outdoor escalators so that goes among the escalators themselves aren’t even the point the point is what they’ve unleashed in people in a sense of community they’ve created a sense of belonging of happiness and pride in the neighborhood more than 30 families with small shops live near the escalators so thanks to the escalators local businesses are doing much better than anybody who’s someone you know garages a lot scarier these days Consuelo Garcia’s shop is thriving times used to be tougher Thank You Nia getting around used to be much harder it was very hard terrible using the roads weren’t paved no they weren’t we had streets of mud mud that’s right but there were lots of houses here back then weren’t they yes many were made of wood wooden ones that’s right there was a narrow path a steep slope sometimes there’d be water gushing down it it was a narrow sunken footpath the escalators and the cable cars on the other side of the city that connected to the favelas have attracted international attention in 2013 medellin was named the world’s most innovative city tell us sure it’s a beautiful city very photogenic very friendly but there’s more than one narrative of what’s happened here these infrastructure projects were designed to improve public transport like the cable cars but the ulterior motive was to sell the city the city has rebranded itself in America in doing so it hasn’t always put its residents needs front and center a further cable car line is under development this together with other infrastructure projects has put some 600 families at risk of losing their homes is this a city for tourists or for those who live here a urban planners like carolina south Arriaga do what they can to ensure it’s for the people who live there [Music] Mexico embraced many of the ideas first explored at the Bauhaus as early as the 1920s and then in 1939 former Bauhaus director Hannes Meyer received an invitation he became head of the new Institute for urban planning in Mexico City Bahamas have any fun Hollis mind there aren’t many buildings by Mayer he spent ten years in Mexico but we don’t have a single one nevertheless Hannes Meyer influenced an entire generation of Mexican architects Cinderella born a critical influency Amazon I can say with absolute certainty that Bauhaus had a huge influence on many Mexican architects who stuck on the Mario Party for example our house in Mexico c’mon Mario bunny and party has been a major influence on me I’m sure that Hannes Meyer had a big effect on him they lassie they as they find his lair so more analysts know architecture Tianna Bilbao is interested in social housing in there in Mexico is but the housing situation in Mexico is very difficult there’s a huge demand for housing and the housing that is available is poor quality very rundown she wants to build affordable housing that does more than just meet minimum government standards I’m interested in the structure my idea was to design the structure for a house that could be extended to become larger than 43 square meters because that’s just too small we wanted a flexible design that could respond to different needs and climate conditions one that’s expandable he said myslexia time in Perak reserve she’s designed a flexible prototype for a house that can be easily reproduced much like Hannes Myers Loudoun gang houses in Dessau it’s intended for the very poorest members of mexican society and is subsidized by the government the most affordable version costs just eight thousand dollars the core of each house is made of concrete block the innovation is that this can be expanded with flexible modules the population of Mexico is growing rapidly inspired by the utopian vision of the Bauhaus Tatiana bilbao’s well designed homes are a progressive and creative solution to the country’s housing shortage [Music] the uniform of a yellow horse when maybe it’s naive dream the idea that architects have the potential to make a difference potential Perez casi lo tenemos no perineal believe we do come or BC on the football or Jimmy burrows is a vision of the future they demonstrated what architects can do to help people never get back those soul in garlic people mask autonomy no they’ve gone way back that it’s in that respect that identify most with the movement if he or God and momentum no Hannes Meyer spent ten years in Mexico at a time when it’s left-wing government was introducing sweeping social reforms akia via muchos architect Oscar is not a skill architect as many architects here insisted that architecture was an art form nobody knows they were resistant to Hannes Myers highly rationalist approach so what did Meyer accomplish work is a project Aaron he planned to build units on every corner [Music] indeed laughs we don’t have a single building here in Mexico City that he actually designed the major but we do have many buildings that are a testament to his influence Razia dduk that that son man they may your honor former Bauhaus teachers Yosef and Annie Albers also helped Bauhaus ideas spread across Latin and South America the couple traveled extensively through Mexico Cuba Peru and Chile frequently guest teaching Annie Albers fell in love with Mexican weaving techniques and traditional South American textiles back at Black Mountain College she passed on to her students watch he’d learned Mexican artists are more munos sites Annie Albers textiles and prints as a major influence on her work on the Yucatan Peninsula she founded Yucatec a social project for Mayan women that marries tech and tradition these seamstresses used to work in a textiles factory that closed down they’ve now found new ways to use their skills as on project oak on this beautiful settlement this project is collaborative and participatory the basic aim is to apply the do-it-yourself spirit to traditional crafting and the maker movement closing the gap between artisanal creativity and technology on all the pieces they’re making here this panel and the electrical sombrero hat it all works with rechargeable batteries the solar panels are connected to each other using conductive steel thread forming an electrical circuit the women combined the conductive thread with hennequin a type of agave that grows in the Yucatan Peninsula once the solar panel has charged for about five hours during the daytime it can provide enough light for two nights Elizabeth it’s really useful it nice when it’s pitch dark in my village it’s on all night and it’s so useful when I need to go to the toilet or hear a strange noise it’s a bright light a more encourages the women to feel proud of their skills and to find creative ways of using them how does your husband feel about you understanding how solar power and LEDs work and what a battery is what you’ve learned are the basic principles of engineering even if you don’t realize it it’s a great advantage for me what I’ve learned and made will help me in the future working with new materials and products is providing these women with a new livelihood it’s almost been sandal I seven oils we’re thinking of making new products and taking them to market so people can buy them Lissa these days not much traditional hennequin is grown in the Yucatan region the market is dominated by imported synthetic fiber from China sanaka Ramos the Catalan technology can be used to ensure that old fashion skills aren’t forgotten it can help keep a craft and a traditional eyes so why not use it a more muñoz has found a way of fusing technology and textiles to secure a professional future for Mayan crafts women [Music] she was partly inspired by the work of Bauhaus artist annie ibis when Annie arbors first arrived at Black Mountain College she had to adjust to the circumstances there were few materials to work with for example so she began using natural materials like pasture grass shrubs eucalyptus and jute she’d leave them together with industrial materials just as we did with Yucatec everyday design that’s a hybrid of handmade and high-tech is this the utopian vision of the Bauhaus in action there’s a strong Bauhaus influence in many parts of Latin America a strong connection you see it with a little utopia like this one here these little social experiments it may be small scale but it’s exactly what they were aiming for when they established the Bauhaus female mentor yo DBM ultimately you don’t see the influence of Bauhaus in actual products anymore a lot of time is past 100 years that’s a long time seiga Biba but its philosophy is entrenched in the way designers are taught and trains in Lukis yoni la formación they lost this thing ever Bauhaus is always the starting point s el punto de parte de Bauhaus was a movement but it was first and foremost a school its goal was to foster a new generation for a new beginning education was of paramount importance [Music] the inauguration of the new campus of the German school in Madrid students and professional dancers are exploring the premises experiencing space through movement an idea that also has roots in the Bauhaus theatre and dance workshops this design assuredly – IRRI Akita squirrels architecture is very striking it makes a statement that says loudly and clearly this is the German school this is our identity the minute I entered and saw how open it was I was won over its unbounded Marwat the architecture expresses the open-minded identity of the school at the Bauhaus the transparency of the architecture was coupled with a fresh open-minded approach to education here that signaled by exposed concrete glass and aluminium the buildings each frame an inner courtyard together they form a honeycomb with niches for students to gather in the skylights create a play of light and shade the sahi technology concept there are several key factors in the architectural concept one that’s very important to us as a school is that it expresses how the separate structures form an ensemble a community connected by the courtyards large classroom windows overlook the surrounding landscape in einem as or should we are of course very fortunate to have such a beautiful natural environment the greenery the colors it creates a peace and quiet the sense of longevity all of which is conducive to learning Ellison height and oak perspective and Elena first ascent today’s society calls for new approaches to learning which architecture can help consolidate the architect polish and form the architectural forms of the building clearly have a structural aesthetic and artistic value to us it also has a very pragmatic value our art teachers use it as reference for lots of sketching and creative work with the students so it’s also a source of inspiration and avoided us to house Ince period the site visit shows how meaningful buildings can be and how the building help students identify with their school how do we want to live in the future this was the central question posed by the Bauhaus 100 years later it’s one that’s still being posed here for example Chicago birthplace of the skyscraper a city that’s always drawn architects from all over the world the iit institute of design was founded in 1937 as the new Bauhaus taking up the mantle from the German school today it focuses on what’s called human centered design an approach that has little to do with architecture or furniture instead it seeks to shape people’s lived reality one focus of research is a project called recovery Park in Detroit Michigan there are more abandoned Lots in the inner city here than anywhere else in the US with the collapse of the auto industry in Detroit the city went into decline unemployment is rife in 2013 the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy [Music] Detroit has lost two-thirds of its population so we’ve gone from a city of close to two million people to a city just hovering around 600,000 we’ve done a lot of work with design thinking people ìit out of Chicago to really think about how to use land effectively how to rebuild infrastructure in a different kind of way how to create the jobs Garry Wozniak is a former drug addict he spent time in jail and after he was released struggled to find work his personal experience drove him to set up Recovery Park it’s an urban agricultural initiative that uses vacant land and provides jobs for over 20 people their social mission is to create jobs for people with barriers to employment so people coming out of prison people struggling with you know disease of addiction people with literacy issues homelessness issues chronic unemployment issues we provide a hundred percent health care for our employees we make sure that people have housing we make sure that they have transportation we make sure they have clothing make sure they have food and they’re clever at home we provide all those things these people not only work here they can also learn a trade an evolution of the Bauhaus ethos design has gone social Kevin Harrison is training as a gardener it’s gratifying to see something rolling then goes off to the stores and then feeds people and that’s just beautiful I love you I love what I do I see what I’m doing it really is because it’s like light you know start from the seed and then we blossom into you know people beautiful for Gary Wozniak Recovery Park is more than a job creation scheme for the socially and economically disadvantaged the enterprises urban farm currently supplies 133 restaurants he hopes that recovery part will one day be the biggest urban agriculture business in the US I still want to be the Motor City because that’s given us a worldwide brand but I also want to be known as a food city I also want to be known as a social impact city the social impact of architecture is also a central concern of berlin-based architect Jurgen my aha his experimental utopias push the boundaries of what architecture can do often transgressing them Protector today is confronted with a challenge design planning has to be innovative on several fronts first of course in terms of construction new materials and methods have paved the way for very different types of architecture in Seville for example we built something with laminated timber and a polyurethane coating that’s now the biggest wood construction in the world the Metropole parasol in seville spain has a maximum width of 150 meters over 3000 wooden parts are held together with glue initially there were doubts it would work the high performing glue is a technical innovation the architect wants to expand the boundaries of the possible his organic design has breathed new life into Seville sold quarter [Music] juergen my aha has been called Germany’s greatest architectural hope since Bauhaus his designs would have been technologically unfeasible in Bauhaus days using 3d modeling he can incorporate prefabricated elements without forfeiting aesthetic value he’s currently working on a building for a university in Berlin we have my desk looked at our building is very sculptural and made of infra lightweight concrete it contains foam glass gravel and clay aggregates to improve the concrete’s insulation capacity so we’ll have a fossil-free facade without polystyrene and additional insulation it’ll be a very low maintenance building psalmist’s house at the Bauhaus Gropius also experimented with new forms and materials if he was still designing buildings perhaps they would look like Jurgen Maya has sculptural but also practical the Bauhaus era is a thing of the past as is the flurry of Reconstruction and the abundance that marked the post-war years in the West today’s design experts must address the explosion of urban populations and the shortage of housing in times of dwindling resources [Music] nah-ha Ishq itís at was without house was very interested in sustainability in being economical with resources and materials we shouldn’t forget that this was an era of rampant poverty ina CR arm inside Bauhaus never had any funds and the students had to be very thoughtful with the materials they worked with volubly anger sets down thinking small that’s at the heart of a social experiment underway on the grounds of the Bauhaus archive in Berlin the tiny-house university the project’s initiator is German architect van bola Mensa 100 years ago Bauhaus reimagined the future at a time when the system was changing from a monarchy to a democracy back then no one knew exactly what democracy would look like what equal rights for all would look like what a home would look like if everyone had a right to their own kitchen filled with light and with a balcony what would a society in which everyone had access to education actually look like today people are once again rethinking architecture and education from the ground up these are all tears or their homes and wood this is where people can experiment the question they’ll be investigating is how can we revolutionize architecture and learning it starts with small questions for example how can we use space without loaning it language to people that’s where the idea of the tiny house comes in one which I find very charming a tiny house on wheels if it’s on wheels and has a number plate it has the legal status of a car and a car doesn’t need its own piece of land an Autobot can glowstick [Music] yeah I’m here unharmed Escada my sexy space is six point four square meters that’s not much at all but when you look around it feels generous there are really high windows and the ceilings are 3.6 meters high is it time we re-evaluated our standards could we learn to live in less than seven square meters we could solve a lot of problems by downsizing this is the closet this is the bathroom this is the toilet a composting toilet and this is the shower the modest wooden house is the result of an ambitious idea than affordable flexible and democratic living solution a house for digital nomads for people who don’t need or want to be tied down they could set up home anywhere even a campsite the modular tiny houses are mobile recyclable and easy to assemble the snow on a tiny houses to tiny house is a movement we’re working for the good of society looking for answers to urgent problems such as hunger access to water energy migration those won’t be solved on a campsite the world’s population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050 new living solutions are urgently called for the idea that we need to own as much as possible is buried very deep inside us cell-cell what want don’t ask questions we’ve been doing that for 100 years now we need a rethink we need to ask ourselves if constant consumption is doing us any good don’t consume construct that’s my motto I mean does mine like a donkey when every inch of the earth has been built on well we need to find a new planet to colonize interestingly to get to Mars the moon would be a stopping point so the moon makes Mars possible [Music] sir Norman Foster one of the world’s leading architects has already started exploring new frontiers I’ve always been fascinated by space by flight by aircraft lunar travel the Mars project with NASA grew out of a lunar project with the European Space Agency essentially you take robots out to Mars and the robots mix with an additive the dust the red dust of Mars and the robots learning from the bone structure of animals and humans create a shell with the dust which is mixed with the additive which is over an inflatable structure Foster’s settlement would be built with the materials found on the surface of Mars transporting steel girders and concrete blocks into space obviously isn’t an option well of course that is science fiction so the things that I dreamt about and read about as a as a young person are now reality but I think that the whole space thing is in a way perhaps like the tallest building it’s like the medieval cathedrals that reach for the heavens I think it’s human nature I think is always striving trying to break boundaries trying to stretch the limits of human ingenuity to divide gravity bauhaus was all about visions of the future charting new ground and trusting in technology today’s world is global digital virtual and high-tech colonizing other planets no longer sounds like such a crazy idea but do we really want to return to life in an underground cave as our future [Music] I think that the future of our planet is about our planet to first bring our own house in order and return our focus to the needs of the many perhaps Bauhaus still has a lot to teach us I think after 100 years the ideals of the Bauhaus are more relevant today than they were then we need design ingenuity to tackle the big issues of our time rapid urbanization pollution climate change so essentially you’re talking about the world out there of streets parks bridges public transport all of that is designed the Bauhaus was about design so it was a very optimistic a very utopian but down-to-earth view of design in the broadest sense I’d like to think that what we do today as architects as designers as Urbanists is about the quality of the life and a passionate belief that if you improve that quality the quality of design will improve the quality of your life an idea that began with Bauhaus no one knows what tomorrow’s world will look like but design will shape it and sustain it if the only constant is change then design is going to go on for as long as human beings inhabit the planet and beyond the planet [Music] you [Music]

Dereck Turner

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

  1. Pratya Divanandha says:


  2. John Orozco says:

    We need more documentaries about art, fashion, design, and architecture like this. This series is visually stunning and informative. I look forward to watching more documentaries like this by DW.

  3. 7Fields19 African-Pro-Verbs says:

    Life is sample and that is on Earth. Yet man makes it hard. Not being wasteful but manageable. If you can't manage what is in your reach, how are you going to manage a place that is not human friendly. Thanks to the small house concept.

  4. PERIZ99 says:

    Fascinating documentary…

  5. Four four 44 says:

    Great to feel some positivity again. Thank you!

  6. Fernando Fernandes says:

    Homo Sapiens is a truly amazing species.

  7. APE X says:

    Design a New City

    Old cities are bad design

    They are rotting insane prisons

  8. Ishijah1 says:

    Please do more documentary like this which challenges our out of date views on living

  9. Raja Rajab says:


  10. Arnaud says:

    I was waiting for 3/3! Super interesting! Vielen Dank!

  11. robs2020 says:

    This series was wonderful, but this last one was so inspirational, especially Amor Muñoz's work with technology. Thanks DW ♥️♥️♥️

  12. Andrew Voron says:

    Bauhaus is shit. Please, bury bauhaus finally! Leave it in XX century. Return to the classic or invent something new, we don't need all this disaster from terrible ages…

  13. swabian menace says:

    This sort of architecture is an insult to the majestic buildings our forefathers put up

  14. Tyler Hayes says:

    Germans talking about master plans? oh no…

  15. mike wood says:

    The communist ideal

  16. alvaro ruiz says:

    I will never understand that obsesion of some urbanists wanting to bring countryside to the city. If I wanted to live in the nature I would…move to the countryside.
    I find this obsession for massive selfcontained neighborhoods in the middle of nowhere is just good for rats, cars and cable tv.

  17. Steps to Christ says:

    Wow, amazing art

  18. RigidTada says:

    Thank you DW for this informative, inspiring, beautiful bauhausWORLD series. I enjoyed every minute of it.

  19. MadakiNomaroishi says:

    Utopia = Totalitarian

  20. Work 4r Knowledge... says:


  21. tanya leef says:

    Highly informative creative and well delivered

  22. Natalya Repetatska says:

    Music theme by Anohni?

  23. HeadPack says:


  24. Justus says:

    This is for all the Americans here: Please don’t talk about housing and architecture. Most of you live in weird houses, made of wood and the interior is designed without any taste haha

  25. I-330 says:

    I think even this documentary was written, filmed, directed, edited etc. in Bauhausain style … Well done DW! Very interesting and enjoyable.

  26. oscar julian lopez rincon says:


  27. G Kuljian says:

    Loved parts 1 and 2. 3 not so much.

  28. hajmanek says:

    Extraordinary dinner for my soul, I love this documentary

  29. Мария Каричева says:

    Please, tell me if i can show this videos in Siberian Design Centre, Tomsk, to our students and guests? What about rights?

  30. Rhicha Singh says:

    I loved the addition of tiny house movement in the end….I love tiny homes as they r extremely economical and helps us focus on what we really need and not just over and unnecessary consumption…..
    Bauhaus concept with some natural tint to it is best..

  31. schmoukiz says:

    This school was the cancer of architecture. All examples were major failures or, at best, a nice try.

  32. Captain Plaintif says:

    boring and uninspired, dead !

  33. Captain Plaintif says:

    everybody is sick and tired of Bauhaus !!!

  34. SirAbraxas says:

    Minute 33:20 "Thinking Small (!), this is the heart of the Social experiment…of Bauhaus" – So terribly Marxist.

  35. Felix Kapul says:


  36. Revelation Reign says:

    Very non extraordinary. Anyone, even a toddle could come up with this architecture. The untalented, unimaginative. It's like giving an uneducated, untrained street druggie a scalpel and asking then to do brain surgery. Only the lowest of the untalented could think this is 'art' and advanced in any way. Let's see them produce the likes of Michelangelo, da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Borromini. There is a reason the modern ilk decay into the crap heap it is, no one can care for a soulless pile of slop for very long, it is always abandoned.

  37. Angelo Bugini says:

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

  38. GH MG says:

    Who does the research for these documentaries by DW?, I am so in love with their level in clarity.

  39. Taty Kaulitz says:

    One word for Bauhaus: HORRIBLE!!!

  40. Thiago Souza says:

    Thanks for this great documentary!

  41. Border Reiver says:

    just brilliant how the movement has influenced buildings all over the world….those elevators in the village were amazing….


    Brilliant series, very thought provoking. I've been thinking about these questions from the African context I'm glad I'm not alone. There are several ideas presented here that immediately cause me to want to know much much more.
    More please DW

  43. Erik Jakobsson says:

    @DW Documentary: Who is the music producer (link?) of 39:05 the futuristic pitchbendy strings here? There's a lot of nice music in your documentaries.

  44. Kerrie Redgate says:

    The Bauhaus was so close to the Zen principle of Simplicity. We need this approach now more than ever. The planet can’t sustain complex designs in any field; and our brains are so overloaded, we need to simplify our environments. I loved Braun products as a kid — they were so elegant and honest in their designs. The essence of Simplicity, nothing added, nothing wasted. Jonny Ive and Steve Jobs had continued that legacy at Apple.

  45. chigal09 says:

    Those apartments look like something you'd find in the hood in the U.S. They remind me of the Robert Taylor Homes, or Cabrini Green in Chicago. These were some of the worse most dangerous areas in the city. Not the best representation of Bauhaus.

  46. Zhiar Salahaddeen says:

    i am going to give you 10/10 for this documentary, it was amazing

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