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    An intensive Design Build collaboration with international students during the Bauhaus University summer session.
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Bauhaus: Private Sphere

Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Weimar, Germany

 
The term "private sphere" is an attempt to translate the German word "Intim sphäre" into English. While "personal space" might be more accurate, it does
not communicate the relationship that this concept has to atmosphere (Atmo sphäre) in German. How are the spheres of intimacy and of the space around
us related?

In the Private Sphere course, students addressed their designs to a point somewhere along the continuity between these two spheres, where architecture may address the scale of the body and its gestures, while also shaping an overall quality of space.

Eighteen students from around the world (China, Taiwan, Jordan, Poland, Armenia, Australia, USA, Germany) attended the program of the Bauhaus Summer School in Weimar. The course was essentially a design-build studio; students and instructors worked together to create a small cabin fit for temporary occupation by two people.
 
Lecturers
Till Boettger
Architect in Berlin
Assistant Professor
Chair of Spatial Design
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
 
Daniel Reisch
Architect in Weimar
Assistant Professor
Chair of Design and Building Construction
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
 
George Showman
Architect in New York
Visiting Instructor Pratt Institute New York
 
Tina Wallbaum
Architect in Berlin
Assistant Professor
Chair of Design and Construction
Universität Kassel