Sommerfeld House

Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, Sommerfeld House, Berlin, entrance, 1920-1922
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin (6155/2)

Walter Gropius and Adolf Meyer, Sommerfeld House, Berlin, entrance, 1920-1922
Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design, Berlin (6155/2)

Sommerfeld House was the first commission Walter Gropius received (in 1920) as the director of his new school. It was built in Berlin-Dahlem by the building contractor Adolf Sommerfeld. The expressionistic wooden house was also the Bauhaus’s first collective project. The windows and the interior fittings and fixtures were made by students such as Josef Albers, Marcel Breuer and Joost Schmidt.

Literature:
James-Chakraborty, Kathleen: Expressionism and Experiment. The Sommerfeld House, 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. 51ff.