Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bauhaus opens its dorms to paying guests

visitors to the museum at the Dessau campus of the Bauhaus can now spend the night in the dormitories of the former German Modernist design school (+ slideshow). Reconstructed room in the Studio Building at Bauhaus Dessau

Guests can book accommodation in the Studio Building once occupied by architecture and design students at the campus in Dessau, Germany, which is now a museum dedicated to the movement. Reconstructed room

Visitors stay in one of the 28 rooms in the building, which were once let to junior masters and promising students. Reconstructed room

Previous inhabitants include Marcel Breuer, Josef Albers, Erich Consem ller, Herbert Bayer, Franz Ehrlich, Walter Peterhans, Hannes Meyer and Joost Schmidt, plus Marianne Brandt, Gertrud Arndt, Gunta St lzl and Anni Albers on the "ladies floor". Marianne Brandt room

The 24-square-metre studio flats are starkly decorated and minimally furnished. Boarders have to use the communal bathrooms and showers like the residents in the 1920s would have done. Marianne Brandt room

One single room has been accurately reconstructed with the original furnishings, while others have been kitted-out with work by their previous occupants. Josef Albers room

Prices start from 35 per night for a single room, while a double room on a Friday or Saturday night costs 60. Franz Ehrlich room

The Bauhaus school was founded by Modernist German architect Walter Gropius in 1919 and was originally located in Weimar. Studio Building (Prellerhaus) by Walter Gropius, 1925/26 - view from east. Photo by Silvia H ll

The campus was relocated to Dessau in 1925, where the iconic listed building was constructed in the Modernist style. The school was then moved again to Berlin in 1932 before closing down in 1933. Visitor on a balcony of the Studio Building

Photographs are courtesy of theand are all by unless otherwise stated. Studio Building

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