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Bruno Taut was heavily influenced by the medieval philosopher Meister Eckhert, and the sage’s words about God being the absence of everything would seem a pretty good propadeutic to Taut’s aesthetic for whoever put the book together.

He is equally well-known for his prodigious output of theoretical work, including his masterpiece, “Alpine Architecture, in which he envisions the rebuilding of the world starting from the Alps. These glass-skinned and rock-hews cities, palaces, and catacombs are stunning works of imagination, and whether you have a penchant for fine art, fairy tales, architecture, or religious syncretism, the images are a feast for the mind, the eyes, and the soul. He became a pacifist and so avoided military service.

Case 3: Bruno Taut and Alpine Architektur

Richard marked it as to-read Mar 09, Hardcoverpages. After secondary school, he studied at the Baugewerkschule. Alina marked it as to-read Jan 05, Comprising five parts, the book builds its theory through illustrations and notes, entreating all of mankind to unite under the task of beautifying the earth’s mountain ranges by carving elegant crystalline structures.

Apparently focused on the construction of an ambitious urban fabric in the Alps, the significance goes far beyond text. Visionary architecture of the third millennium, his sketches for Alpine Architecture reflect a utopian vision assumed.


Case 3: Bruno Taut and Alpine Architektur

As such, it stands in the world and not in the beyond — its exuberance in scale and its outlandish materialisation of buildings notwithstanding.

Fofo marked it as to-read Feb 15, Architekutr designs featured controversial modern flat roofs; access to sunlight, air and gardens; and generous amenities like gas, electric light, and bathrooms. This exhibition focuses on Alpine Architecturea Utopian project designed by architect Bruno Taut displaying his building plans for a city in the Alps. Built in on a site below the original villa owned by businessman Rihei Hyuga, and part modern and part traditional Japanese in style, the three rooms provided additional space for brunl events and views over nearby Sagami Bay.

He was heavily influenced by Paul Scheerbart a good artist and a great fantasy writer in his own rightand there is a strong Utopian and visionary streak running through much of his work. His studio resembled that of the Einstein Tower in Potsdam, aalpine the front view recalled a Japanese pagoda.


It consists of 30 annotated drawings 22 monochromatic and eight coloured plates of Taut says in the dedication of the work to Kaiser Wilhelm II to the treaty aims to be a contribution to the Eternal Peace. In the face of increasing societal heterogeneity in which no common social ideal or institution exists — as for example the church or the state did in the past — the enormity of the ideas present in Alpine Architecture possess the strength to coalesce our world.

He became a committed follower of the Garden City movementevidenced by his design for the Falkenberg Estate. Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Hidden Architecture: Alpine Architecture

For this reason, the annotations are of great importance for understanding the work. How can I even alpinne to describe what it is only possible to construct!


It was a simple design, consisting of large wooden columns and a flag that covered the coffin. In aopine words, regarding words next to these images, less is more, and none would have been even better. Japanese Aesthetics and Culture: Later in the same year, Taut fled to Switzerland. Political conservatives complained that these developments were too opulent for ‘simple people’. His last building project, the “Cebeci School”, was left unfinished.

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One of the main targets of Taut was to get over the limitations of the materialism as part of his activism against rationalism. He made several functional buildings in Architdktur and in moved to Moscow. He is known for his theoretical works as well as his designs and buildings.

Roya rated it really liked it Feb 21, Resmerita Cristiana rated it it was amazing Jan 13, In bryno to the pure-white entries from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter GropiusTaut’s house Number 19 was painted in primary colors. Buckminster Fuller and Visionary Housing Case 6: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bruno Taut.

Taut’s practical activity changed with World War I. Alpine Architecture Alpine Architektur. 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. Architecture project as outsider art.