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Walter Gropius

Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was a
German architect and founder of the
Bauhaus School, who, along with
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier
and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded
as one of the pioneering masters of
modern architecture.

Style He followed mainly three aspects about his work 1. space & mass “Form reflects Function” . Expressionism Architectural Style His Architectural Style followed main three principles 4. Rationalism 3. Functionalism 2. no ornamentation 5. asymmetry &regular building verses symmetry 6.

and roofs covered with asphalt tile that can be walked upon. Asphalt tiles mushroom-shaped ceilings on the lower level. Latest technological development of the time: a skeleton of reinforced concrete with brickwork.Gropius buildings were mainly of glass and steel and this style was called New Building. his style later became known as “Bauhaus”. . the buildings were very plain as compared to the former time.

Structural framework of steel and glass • Context-urban Style-Modern exemplar • Notes-Transparent walls.The Bauhaus Architect. Germany map • Date-1919 to 1925 • Building Type -Art and architecture school • Construction System.WALTER GROPIUS • Location -Dessau. asymmetrical massing .

Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer. with a stage • The construction area consisted of 42. with a stage. • The administration was located on the lower level of the bridge. . Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer • The dormitories and the school building are connected through a wing where the assembly hall and the dining room are located. • The dormitories and the school building are connected through a wing where the assembly hall and the dining room are located.450 [cubic meters] • The administration was located on the lower level of the bridge.445 [cubic yards] (32. and on the upper level was the private office of the two architects. which could be compared to the ship captain's 'command bridge' due to its location. and on the upper level was the private office of the two architects.Building Description: • It consists of three connected wings or bridges • School and workshop are connected through a two-story bridge.

Ground Floor Plan First Floor Plan .

The Bridge Connecting the two Wings Use of Glass & Steel work to create Transparency .

New features of modernism : • Light normally shaped top-floor rooms instead of poky attics. external rain-pipes. Stairs and Corridors having Natural Lighting . open-air gymnasium etc • Simpler structural provision for subsequent additions Suppression of hanging gutters. darkened by dormers • The avoidance of timber rafters • The possibility of turning the top of the house to practical account as a sun loggia.

Gropius House Architect.Walter Gropius • Gropius House Stands on one of the most charming sites of New England. and fieldstone. • This house can act as hybrid structure of all his style and knowledge . on the crest of a hill in the midst of an orchard of 90 apple trees • He built a modest home that combined Bauhaus ideas with New England details. • He used traditional New England materials like wood. brick. • He also used industrial materials like chrome and glass.