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The Bauhaus Movement Design Intention

Alera Hager, Luka Harris & Victor Barragan-Salcedo

The Bauhaus movement inspired a geometric abstract design style that was used to bridge the gap between art and industry. “Bauhaus” is a German word that means “house of building”. The movement influenced the design of several well-known architects of the time, some including Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Similar to the work of these famous architects the use of Bauhaus design can be studied and brought into the architecture world. Gropius, one of the founding fathers of the Bauhaus movement, directed his school with the idea of mass production. He believed that beautiful aesthetically pleasing buildings should be accessible to the mass society instead of individual structures for the wealthy elite. This can be seen almost everywhere but heavily stems back to the Bauhaus movement design style.
Our goal is to intermingle abstraction with detail to create different design forms that reflect the movement, but also our creative intentions. We will also play upon a sense of designed order and disorder and use these two concepts to explore different ways to convey our understanding of this movement into a thoughtful and carefully crafted design. The design conveys the depiction of the city and its individuality regarding the Bauhaus movement. This will be achieved through the making of a dystopian society while incorporating the Bauhaus elements. In our respect of this movement, we are curious in the sense of disorder and order, and individual style in regard to function. By focusing on different design and creative strengths, we are confident that our designs will reflect the inventions of the Bauhaus movement.
Our proposed final design focuses on a dystopian theme in regard to the Bauhaus Movement. This design conclusion and application was decided upon creative experimentation and research. Notably, the design implies a sense of urban dystopian conditions with skyscrapers, mid-rise buildings, and low-rise buildings as well. The inclusion of different Bauhaus pieces as parts of the buildings implies our overall goal of turning the creativity and expression of the Bauhaus Movement into an architectural perspective and final design. The design uses Bauhaus pieces with pattern and repetition as window-like elements in the urban landscape that was created in response to the design prompts. By editing and cropping different pieces, as well as thinking about location and placement, the overall design provides a visual and creative snapshot into our take on the Bauhaus movement. The inclusion of grass, trees, and figures provides an anchor to the design, as well as a creative take on natural and less formal elements in a Bauhaus perspective. Additionally, the dark sky and yellow sun provides a creative background for the urbanscape to represent. The flying vehicles included in the design also provide an assertion of dystopian and futuristic intentions behind the design as well. The inclusion of a diverse pool of shapes including squares, triangles, rectangles, ovals, and spheres also provide a unique and individual sense of design to the proposed final design. This use of multiple shapes also provides visual variation of architectural elements and emphasis on implied structures. The application of verticality as seen in the proposed design implies an intention of height, scale, and direction in a creative and logical way.

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