BAuHAUS ARCHIVE - BERLIN, GERMANY

  The Future of Architecture? 

     The goal of this project was to design a new space for the Bauhaus Archive, using principles espoused by the modernist Bauhaus movement as a guide.  The proposed site is directly in front of the existing Bauhaus Archive designed by founder Walter Gropius in Berlin, Germany.   My interpretation of the program aimed to exemplify the Bauhaus ideals through the use of changing technologies, and to reopen the argument of architecture's purpose in our modern world.  Through the use of today's 3D Printing technology, we can reattempt many of the ideas proposed by the Bauhaus that have since failed or been forgotten.  

         An additional goal of this design was to create a unique, public museum space that would attract more visitors to the Bauhaus Archive. The act of construction is as much of an exhibit as the museum itself. Exposing people to the construction process will serve as a testament to the capabilities of 3D Printing and the future use of the technology.

 

3D PRINTING ANALYSIS - (Click through gallery)

STEPS IN THIS PROCESS -

CONCEPT -

SITE PLAN -

CONSTRUCTING FLOOR PLATES-

MORE DRAWINGS - (Click to expand)

Circulation Density - Ground Floor

PHYSICAL MODELS -