Philosophies of walter gropius

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TIME , LIFE, WORKS AND
PHILOSOPIES OF WALTER GROPIUS
Compiled by : Manish Jain Architect   Gr. Floor , Ashoka apartment  Bhawani Singh Road C-scheme , Jaipur -302001  Rajasthan ( INDIA) Ph. 91-0141-2743536 , 91-9829063132 Email: fdarchitect @gmail.com  Web : www.frontdesk.co.in 

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Philosophies of walter gropius

  1. 1. TIME , LIFE, WORKS AND PHILOSOPIES OF WALTER GROPIUS Compiled by : FD Architects Forum Gr. Floor , Ashoka apartment Bhawani Singh Road C-scheme , Jaipur -302001 Rajasthan ( INDIA) Ph. 91-0141-2743536 Email: architect@frontdesk.co.in Web : http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/
  2. 2. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ •German Architect •Worked under Peter Behrens •Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright •Founded the Bauhaus •Migrated to US and taught at the Harvard School of Architecture Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (May 18, 1883 – July 5, 1969)
  3. 3. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Walter Adolph Georg Gropius  He was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School who, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architect.
  4. 4. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ CHARACTER OF WORKS: •Simple geometry, often rectangular •Use of modern materials like steel and glass •Smooth surfaces •Primary colors •Linear and horizontal elements
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  6. 6. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ “To build is to create events.” - Walter Gropius Walter Gropius about ARCHITECTURE “Architects, sculptors, painters, we must all return to the crafts! For art is not a ‘profession.’ There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman. The artist is the exalted craftsman.” Walter Gropius
  7. 7. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ "The final goal of all artistic activity is architecture.“ -Walter Gropius
  8. 8. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Walter Gropius (w/ Adolf Meyer), WERKBUND PAVILION, Germany, 1914 Walter Gropius, The BAUHAUS BUILDING, Dessau, Germany, 1926
  9. 9. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Walter Gropius, The Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
  10. 10. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Bauhaus  School of architecture and design, Germany, 1919 - 1933  All art forms should be designed as a unit  Technology embraced  Economy in the use of space, materials, time, and money  Avoid Romantic embellishments
  11. 11. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Walter Gropius, GROPIUS RESIDENCE, Massachusetts, 1937
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  13. 13. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ GROPIUS RESIDENCE PLAN
  14. 14. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ GROPIUS RESIDENCE
  15. 15. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ GROPIUS RESIDENCE
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  17. 17. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Fagus Factory Alfeld an der Leine, Lower Saxony, Germany The Fagus Factory is today considered as one of the most important industrial structures of modern architecture. It is considered as a blue-print of the functional design style that later became later associated with the Bauhaus.
  18. 18. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Fagus Factory Alfeld an der Leine, Lower Saxony, Germany The facade is articulated with narrow brick pillars, slightly recessed, which were placed between the iron frames sticking out of the building and housed the large windows creating a light curtain wall It is particularly striking resolution of the corners of the block as they converge on two windows perpendicular to the unique presence in them of the light metal support bar.
  19. 19. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Fagus Factory Alfeld an der Leine, Lower Saxony, Germany
  20. 20. http://www.frontdesk.co.in/forum/ Thank You for POSTING This forum is for, by and of the architect fraternity and it will only grow by creating New Thread and New Reply, we can also comment in existing threads by clicking following button on upper right corner of forum . Post your expertise valuable comments in forum regularly.

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