With the end of World War I and the collapse of the German Empire in architects like Bruno Taut called for the new government to support programs that . Aug 10, —Bruno Taut. We are now approaching the year anniversary of the date when Alpine Architecture – arguably the most ambitious. In Alpine Architecture, Bruno Taut projected the utopia of a conversion of the world, which would begin with an architectural reworking of the Alps.

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The exhibition of the original plates Alpine Architecture is part of the many activities that the Fine Arts devoted the last one year, the issue of s utopia s and counterutopia s. Fill in architcture details below or click an icon to log in: The only still extant Taut-designed architectural work in Japan is the extension to the Hyuga Villa at Atami in Shizuoka.

From toTaut worked in Stuttgart for Theodor Fischer and studied urban planning. His rejection of traditional aesthetics and character indelible left a trail of openness in the vanguard of tuat twentieth century. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bruno Taut.

Japanese Aesthetics and Culture: For this reason, the annotations are of great importance for understanding the work. Folkwang Verlag Publishing,plate Political conservatives complained twut these developments were too opulent for ‘simple people’.

“Alpine Architecture”: an Utopian City by Bruno Taut () – Phoebe Kent

The estate consists of one-storey terrace houses and arxhitecture the first project in which Taut used colour as a design principle. The “City Crown” was to be in the very center. This statement was framed within the concept Geist and Volk Spirit and peoplewhere the Geist spirit was the vehicle through the personal aspirations of the man were close of the creations of the God.

To want only the utilitarian and comfortable without higher ideals is boredom. State University of New York Press. Alpine Architektur owes greatly to the architecyure of the writer Paul Scheerbart whom Taut hruno in For a period Taut worked as an industrial design teacher and his models of lamps and furniture sold at the Miratiss shop in Tokyo.


As in Magdeburg, he applied lively, clashing colors to his first major commission, the Gartenstadt Falkenberg housing estate in Berlin, which became known as the “Paint Box Estates”. Later in the same year, Taut fled to Switzerland.

Due to its lack of a systematic approach, labelling it a treatise creates difficulties for any traditional conception of the genre. Some of Taut’s work was received unfavorably, however, and labelled as “cubic”. As such, it stands in the world and not in the beyond — its exuberance in scale and its outlandish materialisation of buildings notwithstanding.

His studio resembled that of the Einstein Tower in Potsdam, while the front view recalled a Japanese pagoda.

Lessons from Vernacular Architecture. Taut’s first large projects came in Bruno Taut attempts to a futurist utopian, where technology has to help to the Geist.

But have we become happy throught utility? His sketches for the publication “Alpine Architecture” are the work of an unabashed utopian visionary, and srchitecture is classified as a Modernist and, in particular, as an Expressionist. His aim was to make a whole building out of glass instead of merely using glass as a surface or decorative material.

“Alpine Architecture”: an Utopian City by Bruno Taut (1917)

His most famous is the prismatic dome of the Glass Pavilion at Cologne for the Exhibition of He is known for his theoretical works as well as his designs and buildings. Aesthetic and philosophical implications are a condensed summary of the ideas pacifists, socialists and mystical Taut. Later, in Japan, came into contact with the Japan traditional art. To avoid this, we must propose to the people, not only German, but the whole European higher-occupation, “extra-political In contrast to the pure-white entries from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter GropiusTaut’s house Number 19 was painted in primary colors.


Taut’s practical activity changed with World Txut I. It was not only a call to build a new world in the Alps and everywhere else — it was also a call for the individual human being to build themself anew.


A lifelong painter, Taut was distinguished from his European modernist contemporaries by his devotion to color. One of the main targets of Taut was to get over the limitations of the materialism as part of his activism against rationalism. Dedicated to the emergence of a new spiritual foundation for the world, Alpine Architecture is more Nietzschean than Scheerbartian in terms of the magnitude of its question about what humans — and architects specifically — are to do in a disorienting and increasingly disintegrating world.

The ideas that he had created in the Crystal Pavilion of would be framed in a deeper context and they became in the starting point of the architecture during the next years. Taut completed two housing projects in Magdeburg from throughwhich were influenced directly by the humane functionalism and urban design solutions of the garden city philosophy.

It is a shame for such an avant-gardist. He taur promised work in the USSR in andbut was obliged to return to Germany in February to a hostile wlpine environment.

He became a committed follower of the Garden City movementevidenced by his design for the Falkenberg Estate. Organic Architecture Case 8: Para Taut, uno de sus principales objetivos era superar las limitaciones del materialismo como parte de su activismo frente al racionalismo.

He was the first to write extensively about the architectural features of Katsura Imperial Villa from a modernist perspective. The Art Institute of Chicago.