I often find it a bit hard to understand how revolutionary something was in its time – especially when today it just seems normal. There have been a few times now when I’ve noticed this in the world of architecture. Germany’s Bauhaus movement is the latest.
The most famous of the movement’s buildings – known just as the Bauhaus building – is the modern architectural highlight of Dessau and is still used to promote the ideals of the design revolution. Just a short walk away from here is a series of homes known as the Masters’ Houses. The five houses are set is lush gardens and were the residences of the senior teachers of the school and, as you would expect, exemplify the architectural vision of Bauhaus.