We've seen tiny houses in all shapes and design styles, but now a Berlin-based architect has created a unique tiny house replica of a Bauhaus icon. Dezeen first reported on Wohnmaschine, the 160-square-foot mobile building designed to resemble the workshop area of Walter Gropius's Bauhaus school building in Dessau, Germany.
Bauhaus architecture is characterized by a minimal style, exposed materials such as steel or beams, and geometric forms — all apparent in Van Bo Le-Mentzel's recreation of Gropius's structure. The tiny house even includes the iconic minimalist "Bauhaus" lettering down its exterior. Meanwhile, the interior resembles an apartment filled with books and other documentation about the history of Bauhaus.
The adorable structure is part of a project called Spinning Triangles, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement by igniting dialogue and creating an opportunity for a new school of design — one that questions power structure, injustice, and violence in the world, according to SAVVY Contemporary, the group overseeing the project.
"We will create a school of design that has what it takes to tackle the challenges of our 'now,' and might, precisely by this, turn into an 'un-school,'" the project's founders said. "This school will not be developed by the geopolitical west, but through the accelerated movement between deeply interwoven places."
The Wohnmaschine will be based in Dessau until January 22, after which it will travel throughout Germany. Spinning Triangles will also hold related symposiums and events in Kinshasa, Berlin, and Hong Kong.