• Helen Koss

Why Bauhaus ?

People often ask me why am I having such regard to Bauhaus style, what is there that is so exciting?

Well first of all I grew up surrounded by Bauhaus architecture, it some how remained in the subconscious, like a familiar flavor that reminds you of childhood, that is what Bauhaus style is for me.

The White City of Tel Aviv .... It has been called the White City for the simple reason that most buildings in the area are… you guessed it, white!

In the 1920's and 30's many of the graduates of the Bauhaus High School (which means "home and construction"), dispersed throughout the world,after the school was closed with the rise of Nazi rule. Some moved to the US but many moved to Tel Aviv and devoted themselves to creating architectural solutions in the spirit of the Bauhaus movement

In the basis of the Bauhaus style was the need to utilize space so construction was carried out on pillars, which allowed to maximize the use of interior space. By the use of beams instead of supporting walls, while strengthening the skeleton of the house with iron or steel. All of these replaced the mass in favor of open and accessible spaces.

Although the Bauhaus school existed from 1919 until 1933, it left a lasting legacy on the world of architecture, art and design.The works of r artists and architects such as Lyonel Feininger, Paul Klee, Marcel Breuer and Mies van der Rohe convinced the modernist followers. And they still do today.