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with heike hanada_laboratory of art and architecture

bauhaus museum weimar 

Research and development of a line pattern for the façade and preparation of the Musterfassade


The Bauhaus Museum in Weimar is a museum dedicated to the design school, which creates a physical cultural presence for the Bauhaus in the German city where it was based between 1919 and 1925.


The project is a minimalist concrete cube, interrupted by big openings which give a different character to each elevation. On the facade, a series of horizontal signs create a sense of lightness for the building.


My contribute to the project started in the LP5 Phase and was focused mainly on a research (between art and architecture) for the definition of a line pattern that was planned to appear on the façade.

In this phase of the project, the design included led lights on top of which a series of glass panels were to be installed. The task was to create a line pattern which could harmoniously integrate the horizzontal lines. Also to be taken in account was the changeability of the façade that would be perceived differently if seen from afar or up close and with different lights.

The research inspired by artists like Agnes Martin, Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter, Carsten Nicolai, explored themes like: layering, movement, vibration and repetitive series.


The research led to the creation of different variations. Two of these patterns, were then printed on the Musterfassade of the project. Every pattern is the result of a strctured method that plays with the line tickness, the space between lines and its progressive movement. 

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