Bauhaus Unified Architecture

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The Bauhaus was an art school in Germany Dessau, it was built with the idea of generating an overall work of art in which all arts, cultures, and architecture be unified and modernized. The Bauhaus style is considered one of the most influential masterpieces in the modern design. The school was developed in the 1900's under the hands of three different architects. The founder and the creator of the Bauhaus was Walter Gropius from 1919 to 1928, Hannes Meyer took the lead after Walter from 1928 to 1930, the school was then closed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe when he was pressurized by the Nazi directed government. However closing the school didn't stop the staff from pursuing their job and spreading the school's idealistic perceptions of how …show more content…
Unified architecture limited the competition between architects in Amman. Nowadays most of the residents recommend similar styles, there was no space for architects to try and upscale each other. This is also beneficial for architects because now they can practice their field anywhere in the city without facing problems. The Bauhaus style is now accepted everywhere in the city, this left no space for architects to pour their imagination and fail in satisfying the customers. For instance, Abu Samra house, figure 5, found in Amman has the main elements that characterize the Bauhaus, and this is one of the most recommended styles in Jordan. Any architect who practiced this style can work anywhere in the city. Therefore we can notice the growth of this type of structure all over Amman. Using flat roof systems, rectangular forms, lack of ornamentation, smooth wall surfaces, and asymmetrical facade are common characteristics in modern buildings in Amman. Architects aren't only limited to residential housing, for example the 'Jordan gate towers' project under construction is an example of a high class commercial office building. This tower shown in figure 6 uses curtain glass walls to cover the steel skeletal structure of the building, which is one of the most preferred modern systems in the world. Queen Alia's Airport is another public place highly influenced by the contemporary architecture, and this is noticeable in its facade. (figure 7) It's not only the outer form that is modern, the skills and materials used to suit the building show modernity. In response to Amman’s climate, where summer temperatures fluctuate strikingly between daytime and night time the building is constructed entirely from concrete, the high thermal mass of the material provides inert environmental

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