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Today we watched film about architecture in different countries.

The Dessau Bauhaus – architect: Walter Gropius

Gropius’ extensive facilities for the Bauhaus at Dessau combine teaching, student and faculty members’ housing, an auditorium, and office spaces. The pinwheel configuration when viewed from the air represents in form the propellers of the airplanes manufactured in the Dessau area. This complex embodies various technological and design oriented advancements including a petchance for glazing, the creation of an architecture of transparency with the supporting structure rising behind the facing skin. It was a radical structure populated by progressive minds touting a unique group-oriented approach to learning.

— Darlene Levy. drawn from S. Giedion. Walter Gropius: Work and Teamwork. p54-56.

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The Nemausus I – architect: Nouvell, Jean & Assoc

Jean Nouvel design the new public housing. I think his idea of the Nemausus I & II were very interesting.  Every apartment has bi-fold metal doors opening the full width of the dwelling. Most of the multi-floor dwellings have two story high volumes and some have two-story high doors.

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