Bauhaus Magazine issue 12 – Habitat

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Ed.)
by Regina Bittner und Claudia Perren
With texts by Elisa Dainese, Peggy Buth, Judith Raum, Anne Berrini, Dorothée Brill, Sarah Alberti, Katharina Jebsen and others.

Dwelling is more than just having a functional roof over your head. At the CIAM Congress in 1953, a group of young architects produced a Charter of Habitat calling for a radical shift away from the dogma of functionalism and universalism: informal building, dwelling as a social practice, architecture as a mode of design that generates community. The term “habitat” constitutes a pooling of the post-war modernist debates on recalibrating architecture and urban planning. It embodies a holistic view of housing, human beings, and the environment. With this in mind, Bauhaus #12 focuses on “Habitat” from both a historical and a contemporary perspective, because housing and the climate crisis are the very issues that challenge our global community today. The magazine goes in search of alternatives to the functionalist housing machine that was evident in the 1920s at the Bauhaus and elsewhere and which continued as part of the post-war modernist movement and is still prevalent today.

12.2020, Spector Books, Leipzig
190 pp. numerous colour and black-white illustrations, perfect bound softcover
ISBN: 978-3-95905-400-3

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, 2020
Habitat, bauhaus 12. Journal of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

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