Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus Architecture

Israel’s city of Tel Aviv has the largest collection of buildings built in the Bauhaus architecture style of Germany. Bauhaus architecture flourished in Tel Aviv in the 1930s because 17 former Bauhaus students worked as architects in the city. The Washington Post wrote about Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus neighborhood. Check out more photos of actual buildings in the city. Bauhaus-style ceramic replicas of Tel Aviv apartment buildings are scaled 1:1000. One example is a miniature of Tel Aviv-Yafo City Hall that measures 1 5/8 inches tall and 3 inches wide and is marked on the bottom with “Typical Local Bauhaus.” The Bauhaus Center’s gift shop still sells some of the miniature replicas and the occasionally show up on eBay.

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