Education and Reuse
Docomomo Journal 61 (2019/3)

Editors: Ana Tostões

Guest editors: Michel Melenhorst

Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Architectural education, Reuse, Bauhaus.

The Bauhaus had a pioneering influence on design worldwide which still endures today; through education, experimentation and materialization, a revolution took place in architecture, urbanism and design for mass production. In 1918, during the immediate post-war period, Walter Gropius (1883-1969) achieved a fusion between the Kunstgewerbeschule and the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst in Weimar, with the creation of an interdisciplinary school of design and crafts. In April 1919, he was elected director of the school which was by then called the Staatliches Bauhaus. He also published the Bauhaus Manifesto, which remains as a pioneering moment in history, with irreversible consequences at a global scale. The Bauhaus as a school, as a method of experimentation, education, and research, embodies the idea of science applied in service of the society. At the Bauhaus, utopia was combined with pragmatism, agitation and propaganda with public service, poetry with utility, Neue Sachlichkeit with creation and freedom. Its premises continue to be relevant today with the great issues of sustainability and democracy needing to be addressed through art and technology.
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100 years back, 100 years forward
Ana Tostões


Reuse of Modernist Buildings
Michel Melenhorst


Memento mori or eternal Modernism? The Bauhaus at MoMA, 1938
Barry Bergdoll

Walter Gropius and Operative History: an Architectural Palimpsest
Jasmine Benyamin

From “White City” to “Bauhaus City” – Tel Aviv’s urban and architectural resilience
Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch, Talia Abramovich

Aldo van Eyck and the Amsterdam playgrounds
Vincent Ligtelijn

Bauhaus and Lina Bo Bardi: from the modern factory to the Pompeia leisure center
Renato Anelli

Modern Reuse
Robert K. Huber

Teaching the Laboratory of the Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture (TSAM) at the École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne
Franz Graf

Education for Adaptive reuse – the TU Delft Heritage and Architecture Experience
Nicholas Clarke, Hielkje Zijlstra, Wessel De Jonge

Documentation Issues

How did the Bauhaus get its name?
Dietrich Neumann


David Chipperfield
Ana Tostões, Michel Melenhorst

Wiel Arets
Ana Tostões, Michel Melenhorst


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