Bauhaus Group

Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Windows, 2013 Kurfürstendamm, 211—Konstanzerstraße, 14 Geometric, 2013
Kurfürstendamm, 211 Untitled, 2013 Kurfürstendamm, 211 Three, 2013
Kurfürstendamm, 211 Geometric, 2013 Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Horse Ramp, 2013
Courbièrestraße, 12, 2013 Konstanzerstraße, 14 Funnel, 2013
Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Garten, 2013 Konstanzerstraße, 14 Garages, 2013
Sensenburgerallee, 28 Section 1, 2009 Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 1, 2009
Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 2, 2009 Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 3, 2009
Sensenburgerallee, 28 Exterior 4, 2009 Sensenburgerallee, 28 Stair, 2009
Konstanzerstraße, 14 Nottreppe (fire escape stairs), 2013 Hardenbergerstraße, 24 Garten, 2013
Kurfürstendamm, 211 Trifecta, 2013 Konstanzerstraße, 14 Funnel, 2013

Since my first trip to Berlin in 2006, I have returned each year, and the Bauamt archives have continued to provide archival architectural records for an expanding project. In the summer of 2012 I focused on buildings where members of the Bauhaus Group lived and worked before 1933, when the Nazi regime forced the school to close. Like the Exiles series, this work uses found vintage paper. Made in gouache and ink, the work is often derived from the most technical parts of the floor plans, and it breaks small sections of drawings into different iterations of similar forms, in a process that almost has the effect of turning the architectural vocabulary of the archival source material into a code of signs and symbols.
Included in this series are the former homes and workplaces of Herbert Bayer; Josef and Anni Albers; Johannes Itten; and Lyonel Feininger.