HO Scale Town and Village Buildings

2024 New Item

NOCH 66680

Bauhaus Show Home ‘Haus am Horn’

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$69.95 USD
 
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Over 100 Years of 'Contemporary Building and Living'

Bauhaus Show Home 'Haus am Horn'

The 'Haus am Horn' was planned in 1923 on the occasion of the first Bauhaus Exhibition in Weimar and was built in just a few months. The design by Bauhaus master Georg Muche was revolutionary. The latest building materials and findings from research and teaching at the Weimar school were consistently used in construction. It is the first and only piece of architecture that the Bauhaus school realised in Weimar. With the 'Haus am Horn', various Bauhaus workshops illustrated how they imagined contemporary living. All rooms are positioned around the inner central living space, which is provided with daylight via a skylight. One special feature of the floor plan is the clear allocation of the rooms according to their actual functions. Instead of a large kitchen-cum-living-room, for example, the kitchen was only intended to be used for preparing food whereas the dining room was only for eating. The house had several smaller but clearly structured rooms that were complemented by the latest technology, such as central heating in the basement and gas-powered water heaters in the bathroom and kitchen. Modern household appliances such as a gas cooker, vacuum cleaner and coffee machine aimed to lighten a housewife's workload to give her more time for intellectual activities. The lack of additional rooms for domestic staff is therefore also consistent: a family of three or four had to look after itself.

The 'Haus am Horn' show home thus reflects the concept of a changed social reality. It is therefore unsurprising that the building caused controversy amongst the press and critics when the exhibition opened. The architectural office of Walter Gropius, founder and first director of Bauhaus, took over the work to be performed. Marcel Breuer, a student of Bauhaus in Weimar who was then largely unknown, designed his first pieces of furniture for the interior spaces, including a dressing table for the lady of the house - his journeyman's piece. Beyond the turmoil of the 1930s and 1940s, the 'Haus am Horn' continues to polarise people to this day. For proponents of Bauhaus and its design principles, its simplicity and functionality make it an elegant and timeless building that foresaw social developments and pointed out architectural solutions over 100 years ago: a true icon of architecture that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

The NOCH Laser-Cut Kit has been realised in the exact architectural scale of 1:100 and is therefore ideal for use in H0 gauge. The kit is precisely laser-cut from card. No unnecessary plastic is used in the packaging. Instructions and the appropriate special Laser-Cut Adhesive are included.

release
2024 New Item
scale
HO
category
Town and Village Buildings
our product code
NO-66680
UPC/EAN
4007246666805
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