Endless Bauhaus (5): Jean Philippe Vassal

Endless Bauhaus (5): Jean Philippe Vassal

In their video column called Endless Bauhaus, Ilka and Andreas Ruby interview people of contemporary history on the Bauhaus’ current relevance. Is the Bauhaus something that has concluded its history or does it also have a contemporary presence?

The fifth issue features the architect Jean Philippe Vassal. Vassal understands the Bauhaus as the beginning of social housing. Even today, says Vassal, the ultimate goal of an architect should be to create a maximum of subsistence as opposed to a margin of subsistence.