When it was created in 1919, the Bauhaus aimed to be a “School of Building”, exploring dwellings, life, and arts. Berlin’s Bauhaus Archive continues in this spirit with events like the Tinyhouse University.
A fair way. How to rethink homes in Berlin
Renowned for his one-square-meter house, German architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel continued his tiny house experimentation by launching a utopian village on the grounds of Berlin’s Bauhaus Archive. With permission from the design museum to utilize temporarily their garden, residents can park, and live in, homes here no bigger than 10 square meters, as long as they provide a bed for “a person in need” as like refugees and homeless people.
The Tinyhouse University is both a design/build school and a hands-on living experiment, including Le-Mentzel’s 100-euro-house, Cafe Basic Income, Leonardo Di Chiara’s transforming Avoid, Jan Korbes converted silo shelter, “swap body” housing. The retreat which fits on standard freight container system, the Holy Foods House with an attached tiny garden and open-source shower loop providing an “infinite shower”.
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Links and resources
Tinyhouse University Bauhaus campus: http://bauhauscampus.org/
Holy Foods House: https://www.holyfoodshouse.com/
Retreat tiny house: https://www.habitat-wechselbruecken.de/retiny/A fair way. How to rethink homes in Berlin