HomeArticlesArchitecture, art and design – 100 years of the Bauhaus (2/3) | DW Documentary Architecture, art and design – 100 years of the Bauhaus (2/3) | DW Documentary By Frank Lundy September 24, 2019 Articles, Blog 39 Comments Tags:100 years of bauhaus, apartment, architect, architectural buildings, architecture, architecture documentary 2018, art, art school, bauhaus, bauhaus 100, bauhaus 100 film, bauhaus art movement, bauhaus design movement, bauhaus geschichte, bauhaus movement, bauhaus movement germany, bauhaus100, buildings, design, design documentary 2018, DW, DW Documentary, furniture, history of the bauhaus movement, home hacks, house tour, modern architecture houses, the bauhaus, the bauhaus school Related Posts Annual arts and crafts show kicks off at Expo New Mexico Smithsonian Studio Arts Spotlight: Relief Printmaking Calming Crafts | Things to Help You Relax & De-Stress | Sea Lemon About Author admin 39 Comments JAMES WHITELEY January 20, 2019 Looks awful. Stick to traditional architecture which most people actually want and like. Reply Gery A January 20, 2019 Bauhaus ruined the world with it’s hideousness. Theese people should be in jail for crimes against humanity. Reply John Orozco January 20, 2019 Honestly, this is probably the best docuseries on the Bauhaus ever. Reply Mark Plain January 20, 2019 Come now, no argument against Bauhaus? It was/is monolithic, lacking of detail and decoration. The standardisation of sizing (particularly in furniture) tall people and short people are discriminated. No ability to adjust sizing to cover everyone, but rather a standardisation to cut costs, and cater for the majority and ignore the minority? (How democratic is that?).By the way, I am a GREAT fan of Bauhaus. Bauhaus, REALLY came into place because of an advancement in technology that allowed floors of a building to be cantilevered from the centre and thus the outer walls no longer needed to be load bearing but rather curtain walls. This allowed for glass walls….. BAUHAUS was born. A glass barrier that allows you the warmth and coziness of the home while at the same time allowing you to have an obstructed view of the great outdoors. .In my mind, beautiful buildings with a small footprint. A base to Modern architecture. "Less is More", welcoming a world of modesty, minimalism and beauty in straight lines. Keeping modesty and minimalism in view of communism and the consumerism of Ikea is a juxtaposition, or perhaps a hypocrisy? For me, Ikea has no real association to Bauhaus, that is just fluff. Reply kyzersniper January 20, 2019 IKEA…(low quality, dissposable furniture) ie: should save more for serious furniture.. Im not ready for It.. Reply 無知な January 20, 2019 oh non, commieblocks are Bauhaus ideas? Reply Kevin McMahon January 20, 2019 I don't want clutter. I don't want more stuff. I don't like cosy. I don't want a pastiche look. Simple design is what I want, with ultra low maintenance. Clean lines and outcomes. I'm a post-modern sort of guy. Keep it simple, stupid. Simplicity makes for low cost and high value. A timeless way of design and function. Concrete, glass and steel. No affectations in architecture. This is what I like. Reply PERIZ99 January 20, 2019 Streamline Moderne is my thing… Reply arslongavitabrebis January 20, 2019 Good video, good research, good documentary, excellent subject! But… Concluding the video with a guy asking to kill the Bauhaus made no sense. How someone can eliminate a set of ideas? And what good will come by eliminating a way of thinking? We could find frustrating that the Bauhaus stagnated. It's being applied to the same arts since its beginnings. The Bauhaus could expand its principles and touch other aspect of lives, to make them more simple, fluid and functional. Reply Raja Rajab January 21, 2019 #watched Reply Touch Your Heart January 21, 2019 I wonder what the world will look like in the next 50 years Reply Darkvine January 21, 2019 Great docu but I think Sustainable Architecture/Design is the future. Reply Pertti Heinikko January 21, 2019 Nice documentary! Blaming the folks at Bauhaus on global warming and the coming extinction of our species (like the New York guy) is certainly original thinking, if nothing else! Reply Takuan January 22, 2019 Ikea products are a low quality rip off made in Countries with an exploited work force. Ikea is a profit driven stinkster organisation. There is nothing 'democratic' about their design. This arty farty Bauhaus waffle cannot hide Ikeas brutal capitalistic face. Reply DW Documentary January 22, 2019 This documentary is also available in Spanish / Este documental también está disponible en español: https://youtu.be/jGaOnSqN4gs Reply Caden Young January 28, 2019 “No direct sunlight in the rooms”. It’s Germany—I don’t think they have to worry about that 😉 Reply Thomas Bingel January 29, 2019 Recommendable, but the first part was a lot better Reply Dennis Menace January 29, 2019 great band Reply Hans Wissmeyer February 1, 2019 Ahh, the spirit of Bauhaus, it is so democratic! Forget about style, taste & other crazy ideas mankind has kindled over milleniums, it is only headache. Hamsterboxes are much more suitaable for modern society! Reply Ben Mike February 2, 2019 Thanks DW for the informative documentary Reply Edward Norton February 2, 2019 Flat roofs leak. Reply Edward Norton February 2, 2019 Toyota auto designers have obviously never heard of Bauhaus. Reply Carla Denise Ferreira February 8, 2019 Astonishing Merce Cunningham’s inspired ballet! Reply oscar julian lopez rincon February 17, 2019 master!!! Reply G Kuljian February 18, 2019 I have only seen photos of the triadic dance in my Bauhaus book. This is incredible. I finally got to see it come to life. I've searched for all I can find on Bauhaus. Once when I was a roofer I was walking through someone's house to get to the roof when I spotted a book on Bauhaus. I made a note of it and eventually found it in a book store. But there isn't much on the subject, that I've found. This is a valuable documentary. Reply desertbluesman February 19, 2019 100 years to strip the beauty away? I'm inspired by the original artists and craftsman every day. Nothing these days even interests me. Reply Andrew Wolf March 4, 2019 I think I'd nominate the New York architect as the lamest talking head I've ever seen in a documentary. By the end his words got so crossed up that they failed to have meaning in English. Reply Konrad Blades March 18, 2019 I'm not buying anything from IKEA except their Meals due to this Company's lack of making progress regarding mass sustainable products. We need this company to progress sustainability regarding the product that they are offering across the Developed World. xx Reply Lucas Oliveira April 3, 2019 The old guy in the end blaming global warming on Bauhaus really seemed to have smoked something. Reply Chaka Oof Ka April 5, 2019 I feel like the last guy with glasses is blabbering random words. It doesn't make sense, at least for me. Reply Miguel Silva April 5, 2019 Great stuff guys thanks for all the effort onto making it. Reply SirAbraxas April 30, 2019 If we want to create a society of industrial Slaves, Bauhaus is befitting. – The unmatched elevating beauty of Gothic or Classic Architecture evolves the spiritual quality & psyche of its citizens. Don't be fooled folks, Bauhaus is just a box. Reply stefan vukovic May 7, 2019 Do Vienna Secession, Bauhaus is junk, people are just too polite to say it. Reply John Hooper June 6, 2019 Some of the most beautiful designs ever produced and practical too. Reply cemares July 7, 2019 the worst invention of humanity ever. everywhere looks like giant boxed prison. if you let germans design something this happens Reply Lakatos Petru July 20, 2019 Am in the only one who is baffled that sometimes I hear the narrator saying Gropius and sometimes Gorpius, Reply Cam Morgan August 19, 2019 Why isn't fantastic architecture copied again and again? Especially low-cost architecture. That's the way things are done in contemporary software engineering (copying and improving competitors' ideas). Do architects just want to do it themself? Of course you need to design for context but I think there should be more evolving the best ideas rather than going it alone in architecture. Reply chigal09 August 25, 2019 I appreciate Chicago getting its due when it comes to architecture, and the Bauhaus school. Despite popular belief the skyscrapers were first built in Chicago, not New York City. Reply Jacques Healthy September 20, 2019 At 39:50, that MoMA sign that says "Welcome, this way to art" is similar in straight up sadistic mockery as Auschwitz's "Arbeit macht frei." They would like us to believe this is simple and honest design, when, in fact, no other artistic movement has been as pretentious and brimming with self satisfaction. It was all founded on a failed vision of the triumph of technology over nature, the rejection of feeling in favor of functionality, which is why these buildings are as lovable as a styrofoam cup or a battery. Imagine the natural world if designed by these insane minimalists, what trees and butterflies would look like. Look at that MoMA sign… And this technocratic juggernaut has its sights on the redesign of the natural world, and humans, too. It's a very dark vision. Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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