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20th Century Architecture – Modernism: Key Buildings Information + Images

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Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, USA : Demolition of Walter Gropius Buildings
Michael Reese Hospital
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Michael Reese Hospital

Key 20th Century Architecture by Walter Gropius

Buildings by architect Walter Gropius, chronological:

Fagus Factory, Alfeld an der Leine, Germany
Date built: 1911
Werkbund Exhibition – office & factory, Cologne, Germany
Date built: 1914
Bauhaus School, Dessau, Germany
Date built: 1932
The Gropius House, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
Date built: 1937
Harvard Graduate Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Date built: 1950

Famous Gropius Buildings

Bauhaus School, Dessau, Germany
Date built: 1932
Pan Am Building, Manhattan, New York
Date built: 1963

Walter Gropius Buildings – Selection

Bauhaus Building & Masters’ Houses, Dessau, Germany: Competition
Date built: 2008
Bauhaus Building
photo from Bauhaus
Bauhaus Buildings

Berlin Archive Museum of Design, Berlin, Germany
designed 1964 ; built 1976-79
Bauhaus Archiv
photo © Adrian Welch
Bauhaus-Archiv by Walter Gropius

Interbau Apartment House, Berlin, Germany
Date built: 1957
Design by the Bauhaus founder with TAC with Wils Elbert
Interbau Apartment House
photo © AW

Hansaviertel Buildings by various celebrated 20th Century architects

Key Buildings by Walter Gropius

Buildings by this architect, chronological:

Fagus Factory, Alfeld an der Leine, Germany
Date built: 1910-11
aka Faguswerk – shoe lace factory, famous Modern building

Werkbund Exhibition – office & factory, Cologne, Germany
Date built: 1914

Monument to the March Dead – war sculpture, Weimar, Germany
1919-20

Sommerfeld House, Berlin, Germnay
1921

Bauhaus School, Dessau, Germany
1925-32

Village College, Impington, Cambridge, England
1936

The Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
1937/38
Walter Gropius home

Aluminium City Terrace Housing, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA
1942-44

Peter Thacher Junior High School, Attleboro, Massachusetts
1948

Harvard Graduate Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1949-50

Interbau Apartments, Hansaviertel, Berlin, Germany
1957
Design: with Wils Ebert

University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
1957-60

Wayland High School, Wayland, Massachusetts
1961

United States of America Embassy, Athens, Greece
1959-61
Design with Pericles A. Sakellarios

Pan Am Building, Manhattan, New York
1958-63
Design: with Emery Roth & Sons and Pietro Belluschi
renamed Metlife Building

John F. Kennedy Federal Office Building, Boston, Massachusetts
1963-66

Tower East, Shakre Heights, Ohio, USA
1967-69

Unbuilt Design
Chicago Tribune Tower Competition entry
1922

House Klee/Kandinsky, Dessau, Germany

Wood House, Shipbourne, Kent, England, UK

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Walter Gropius Architect – Practice Information

The Bauhaus founder
Known for functionalist Modernist buildings – form follows function

Walter Adolph Georg Gropius, German architect
1883-1969
born Berlin, Germany; died Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

American Architect Practice

Bauhaus
Took over the Weimar Bauhaus in 1915 after Van de Velde was asked to leave

The Architect

Walter collaborated briefly with architect Marcel Breuer, who went to London in 1935. Gropius and Breuer quickly moved to America where Gropius set up TAC – The Architecture Collaborative, joined by the brilliant engineer George Patten. Marcel taught with Gropius at Harvard. Gropius ran a studio in New York. Most of his work was in the United States of America but with some building projects in Europe, notably France.

Career

Architect in Peter Behrens office (alongside Mies & Corb), Germany
1908-10

Gropius & Meyer, Germany
1910-45
Berlin architecture practice with Adolf Meyer

The Architects’ Collaborative – TAC, USA
1945-69

Family Life

1st Wife: Alma Mahler, widow of Gustav Mahler; divorced 1920
Their daughter, Manon, died aged 18

2nd Wife Ise Frank, married 1923
Adopted child – Beate Gropius

Modern Architect

American Buildings

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