Walter Gropius

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Walter Gropius (Berlin, May 18, 1883 – Boston, July 5, 1969) was a German architect, theorist and teacher, who founded the Bauhaus school.

Gropius created innovative designs that borrowed materials and methods of construction from modern technology. This advocacy of industrialized building carried with it a belief in team work and an acceptance of standardization and prefabrication. Using technology as a basis, he transformed building into a science of precise mathematical calculations. [1]

Some works

The Embassy of the United States in Athens.
  • Bauhaus, at Dessau, Germany, 1919 to 1925.
  • Fagus Works, at Alfeld an der Leine, Germany, 1911 to 1913.
  • Village College, Impington, Cambridge, England, 1936.
  • Gropius House, at Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1937.
  • Harvard Graduate Center, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950.
  • University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq, 1957–1960.
  • Pan Am Building, New York, 1958–1963.
  • Embassy of the United States, Athens, Greece, 1959–1961.
  • Tower East Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1967– 1969.

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