Colour plan for the exterior design of the master semidetached houses in Dessau

Alfred Arndt, Colour plan for the exterior design of the master semidetached houses in Dessau, 1926
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

Alfred Arndt, Colour plan for the exterior design of the master semidetached houses in Dessau, 1926
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

The colour plan for the exterior of the Dessau Masters’ Houses shows the three houses designed by Walter Gropius’s architectural office from an unusual viewpoint, that is, from below. The colours of the façades are divided into the pale shades of yellow, grey and white and the strong hues of red and blue. Although Gropius did not accept Arndt’s colour selection, it was still significant for the New Architecture movement.

Literature:
Rehm, Robin: “Paradigm of the New Building. The Dessau Master Houses” in: Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model, publ. by Bauhaus Archive Berlin / Museum for Design, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and Weimar Classic Foundation, Exhibition Catalogue, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2009, pg. 199ff.