David K. Ross


20.07.2021 – 17.08.2021

Behnisch Architekten, Caruso St John Architects, Christ & Gantenbein, Foster + Partners, Gigon/Guyer, Gramazio Kohler Research, Hertzog & de Meuron, Mathers and Haldenby, Matteo Thun & Partners, Morger Partner Architekten, Morphosis, NADAAA, Perkins Eastman/S9 Architecture, Snøhetta, SO-IL, SOM, Steven Holl Architects, Valerio Olgiati, u.a.

Bavaria is home to numerous splendid buildings of architectural modernism. All over the state, impressive housing estates, post office buildings, churches and other buildings in the new style were built in the 1920s and 1930s. The recently published book “Bauhaus in Bayern- Eine fotografische Reise durch die klassische Moderne” (Bauhaus in Bavaria – A Photographic Journey through Classic Modernism) by Kaija Voss and Jean Monitor is the first comprehensive overview of Bauhaus-inspired architecture in Bavaria. The exhibition “Bauhaus in Bayern” at the Architekturgalerie München shows these masterpieces of new building in large-format black and white photographs. The photographs are a selection representing the whole range of classical modernism in Bavaria, from its beginnings, where modern elements and new materials were combined with the traditional, to the classical post school and housing estate examples, to the architectural heritage in post-war modernism and today’s building. Addresses of the objects described make the book a travel companion through Bavarian modernism of the 1920s/30s.

Gramazio Kohler, Photo: David K. Ros