March 15, 2005
Matthias Hollwich

Should the Director’s House designed by Gropius in Dessau, a masterpiece of modernism, be rebuilt? Should an attempt be made to continue the traditions of Bauhaus? What role do modern principles play in today’s architecture? What can be expected from alternative approaches such as manipulation or an entirely new design? These and other questions are examined here–through a series of interviews with leading figures in architecture, marketing, politics and industrial design–in order to continue the debate concerning the Director’s House that was destroyed during the Second World War.