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The sold pearls of the Modern

It would be a reason to celebrate. 100 years ago, Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in Weimar. Those art school, so, which influenced the architectural style of the Classical Modern and of the New building. Gropius was a progressive, businesslike simple architecture – all functionality oriented, is a fusion of art and technology without the frills. Also, Zurich-based artist moved to the Bauhaus school, headed by Max Bill, who studied in the 1920s at the Bauhaus in Dessau.

Until today, the style inspired in the world. Architecture tourists make the pilgrimage to the houses, which were built in the Bauhaus style. Germany is celebrating the anniversary with various events.

But Zurich?

Incidentally, a digital German platform for city breaks just mentioned the most important Bauhaus-witnesses of Zurich. In bill's home town, but they are hardly worth mentioning. The fact that there are many are not and you have partially lost some of its original luster, it is not enough for this ignorance. The anniversary is, therefore, reason enough to call the buildings to a wider audience in Zurich.

In a house with a Bauhaus-style sleep

Known to the newly renovated Museum of design at the exhibition road, in 1933, created by Adolf Steger and Karl Egender. It applies, in its entirety, as in Switzerland, the most important representatives of the Bauhaus style. The architects designed the interior design and the typography. However, in contrast to the German Bauhaus buildings, it is considered more of a simple and austere; it was not built to catch attention, such as the Emeritus Professor of architecture Arthur Rüegg recently told SRF. A suspended facade lacks of the building, as it was for the style and typical. The building was a stone house, and will be worn as the of the facade. Later it was modified again and again, thanks to the Renovation, it now shines again in its original state.

not far from the Museum attests to the Limmat river house also from the Bauhaus-style, two years earlier, also Egender built. From the street façade, you may doubt, who goes to the river around the building, as the style characteristic of large window areas without a soffit flush with the outer façade and Partitioning in a geometric manner.

Who wants to spend the night in a house in the Bauhaus style, on the University road, the opportunity to do so. The Rigihof, now a Hotel, and in 1932 by the architect Hermann Schneider and Otto Tschumper as an apartment house is created, is considered to be another witness of this period in Zurich. The Hotel itself is not sold, its value is advantageous. Only the shell was still Bauhaus, is it at the front Desk. The building is horizontally divided unadorned, a glazed ground floor and a slightly offset top floor. At least with the rounded corners and the glass facade of this building draws attention to itself. A few years ago, we knew to appreciate the heritage more. Since the Restaurant on the ground floor was still, the Bauhaus, and from the Ceiling dangled round style real lights.

need light and air to satisfy

to provide a sacred Bauhaus-construction of the city. The Catholic Church of St. Theresa on the frieze of the mountain follows in its form language consistent with the style. In 1933 was inaugurated, it was the first building of the Winterthur architect Fritz Metzger. Characteristic about the low cubist bell tower and the geometrically arranged Windows are facades in the upper part of the Longitudinal.

finally, two objects may not be missing. About the, built in 1932 Werkbundsiedlung Neubühl in Wollishofen. The rows of houses in the style of the New building of the basic needs of the middle class should satisfy to light, air and sun. The planning also included Max Bill was. He himself is just 23 years old, lived at that time in his first Studio in Höngg. Typical here also: the large scale vertical glazed staircase.

Even if this house is not open to the Public, the rest of the building would give a lot for a Bauhaus-tour of the city.

The weekly column "building zone" is dedicated to the many unusual, exciting, ugly, or somehow slanted houses that are everywhere in the Canton of Zurich. All of the about a hundred previously published articles, you will find a construction zone here:.tagesanzeiger.ch (tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)

Created: 05.02.2019, 16:03 PM

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