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Bauhaus Interiors and Diasporic Rooms

An Investigation of the Transcultural Implications of Interior Space 

in the context of Shared Heritage

A case study by Elfi Madeleine Carle

This research project focuses on interior spaces within early German Bauhaus thought at Weissenhof Settlement Stuttgart and Zeev Rechter’s Israeli modernism, while questioning interior structures with the intent to choreograph and influence social behavior as well as interaction with architecture. 

Besides investigating past, current and future realities of interior space at Weissenhof Settlement, this project questions interrelations between interior formations of German and Israeli modernism, furthermore architectural implications of Diaspora and Shared Heritage. 

The ongoing research will question the relationships of German Bauhaus ideas and Rechter’s translation, cultural implications of interior architectural space and ritualization as well as indicators of Shared Heritage in mentioned relationships. 

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PHOTO: Frankfurt Kitchen by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (source: Magazine ‚Das neue Frankfurt' 5 / 1926-1927).

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