Elational Urbanism and new Media
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
Torsten Blume und Gregor Langenbrinck
For a long time already, we have been using cell phones, ATMs, or the Internet as habitual parts of our day-to-day lives. Life does not seem to have been fundamentally changed by all this. Or have we – unawares – become accustomed to the existence of the invisible? How can the designer make creative use of new digital possibilities? The Fourth International Bauhaus Kolleg, “Dot.City”, shows strategies for employing digital media that can integrate the unpredictable and the unplanned into the city. The book shows the “medialization” of urban life as a global phenomenon and describes the consequences that result for shaping the living space that is the city.
Edition Bauhaus 14
07.2004, Jovis Publishers
192 pp., 50 colored and 20 b/w ills., softcover
Van de Veldes Art School Buildings in Weimar
This attempt at liberation from the constraints of historicism, the elitist and purely decorative practice of art and courtly ritual, is reflected in the art school buildings which Van de Velde built in Weimar between 1904 and 1911.
The last major work by the Karlsruhe architect Egon Eiermann was the ensemble, which is distinctive due to the two towers, that he built for the Italian office machine company Olivetti in Frankfurt am Main. What was important to him was the slim shape, developed from the task, construction and material, which at the same time forms a characteristic figure.