Bauhaus

Haus am Horn, a Bauhaus classic in Weimar, was recently renovated and the kitchen was restored to its original functional glory.

Haus am Horn, a Bauhaus classic in Weimar, was recently renovated and the kitchen was restored to its original functional glory.

In this kitchen level countertops, drawers and cabinets for neat and accessible storage, and a big window for light and air emancipate the housewife by giving her a comfortable workspace whose rationality reflected the importance and seriousness of her work.

Benita Otte designed the kitchen in the Haus am Horn exhibit of 1923

Benita Otte designed the kitchen in the Haus am Horn exhibit of 1923

Haus am Horn was built for the Werkschau (exhibition) of July through September 1923 and was the first building based on Bauhaus designs which were to prove very influential in international modern architecture.

Haus am Horn was built for the Werkschau (exhibition) of July through September 1923 and was the first building based on Bauhaus designs which were to prove very influential in international modern architecture.

The house was built  on land used as a vegetable garden for the Bauhaus school. Gropius stated that the goal was:

“the greatest comfort with the greatest economy by the application of the best craftsmanship and the best distribution of space in form, size, and articulation.”

László Moholy-Nagy designed the lights and they were made in the Bauhaus metal workshop; Marcel Breuer, a student at the time, designed the furniture, including the cabinetry.

A clerestory lit living room, twenty-feet square was surrounded by rooms on all four sides.

Designed by Georg Muche, Walter Gropius, head of the Bauhaus had his private architecture firm prepare blueprints.

Walter Gropius, head of the Bauhaus had his private architecture firm prepare blueprints for the design by Georg Muche.

Haus am Horn was declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The building is now owned by the town of Weimar and leased to the Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar which runs and maintains the structure.