The Bauhaus and Weimar : rereading Goethe's Faust

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dc.contributor.advisor Missair, Alfredo R. en_US Muller, Peter M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-gx--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:27Z 2011-06-03T19:36:27Z 1993 en_US 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z73 1993 .M85 en_US
dc.description.abstract The addition to the College of Architecture and Design Weimar, the former Bauhaus Weimar, consolidates the two existing buildings designed by Henry van de Velde into a new complex with 40,000 sf of existing building and 100, 000 sf of new structure. The new facility contains a 300 seat auditorium, library, lecture and seminar rooms, administrative offices, cafeteria, photo lab and gallery as well as extended studios and offices.Contrary to the brief of the competition which only requires an addition for the Department of Architecture, the position taken here, proposes an interweaving of the Art and Architecture Departments. The Bauhaus interweaves these two schools in the same way as the definition of art and architecture have come to include each other. The additional structure integrates therefore the idea that the building is used both by architecture and art students.Since the project is for a College of Architecture and Art, I believe the new College of Art and Architecture must confront the challenges of current thinking; the search for a new integration of concept and form it must move over the deconstructive approach by achieving a complexity not as a contradiction but as an acceptance of the duality of existence.This interelationship is represented in the famous play "Faust". Written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who spent almost 60 years (and most of them in Weimar) working on this piece, the play raises diverse and contradictory questions: 1. of knowledge, 2. of identity and 3. of morality in terms that reflect the 'doubleness' of all beings in nature. Faust becomes important when we recognize the memory of such themes in Weimar.The pieces, and hence, the structure of the play are not composed as a narrative but as an dialogue of different stories. The development of the design parallels the play in which the play becomes the concept and the concept becomes the play; several events - each centered on one major event- provide the scenes for the building.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent 42 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Hochschule fur Architektur und Bauwesen Weimar (Germany) -- Designs and plans. en_US
dc.subject.other Bauhaus. en_US
dc.subject.other Weimar (Thuringia, Germany) -- Buildings, structures, etc. en_US
dc.subject.other Germany -- Civilization. en_US
dc.title The Bauhaus and Weimar : rereading Goethe's Faust en_US Thesis (M. Arch.)
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