A Bauhaus Experimental House
With texts by Walter Gropius und Georg Muche
Design: László Moholy-Nagy (Original German edition)
Edited by Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy (Original), Lars Müller (English edition) in collaboration with Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin
Adolf Meyer was Walter Gropius’s right-hand man, his planner and close confidant. As early as 1910, they jointly created the Fagus Factory, one of the most important modernist buildings. The experimental single-family home “Haus am Horn” was built for the first Bauhaus exhibition, in the summer of 1923 in Weimar. The house was planned by Georg Muche (design) and the architectural department at the Bauhaus. Adolf Meyer and Walter March were responsible for construction management.
The book about the project was compiled in the summer of 1924 and became the third volume of the Bauhausbücher. Following an essay by Walter Gropius that supplies information on the “Housing Industry,” Georg Muche presents the design of the model building. Adolf Meyer then describes its technical execution, giving details on the companies involved.
2020, Lars Müller Publishers
82 pp., 60 ills., reprint, hardcover
Digital library Heidelberg University
The Auerbach House by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer
The then Bauhaus director Walter Gropius built the Auerbach house, his first private home, in 1924. The villa in Jena, realized in collaboration with Adolf Meyer, is one of the most important testimonies to the beginnings of the Bauhaus.