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Nov/Dec 2019

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Nov/Dec 2019

AZURE’s November/December edition explores some of the category’s most innovative spaces, from a new model of urban retreat by Ace Hotel in New York City to a cutting-edge concept store in Lisbon.

The German city of Dessau may have been home to Europe’s most famous design school between 1925 and 1932, but it had never, until this year, had a world-class museum in which to display the local Bauhaus foundation’s objects. Many of the items in the 49,000-strong collection were too delicate to be shown in the pioneering academy’s one-time base: a listed complex designed by founder Walter Gropius just outside Dessau’s centre. “This meant that the collection was seen more often abroad than in this country,” says Wolfgang Thöner, one of the three curators of the museum’s opening exhibition, Bauhaus as Testing Ground: The Collection, which features more than 1,000 of those aforementioned objects.

Designed by Barcelona-based practice

Dessau Finally Gets the Bauhaus Museum it Deserves

Opened just in time for the Bauhaus centenary, the Bauhaus Museum Dessau by Addenda Architects has an alluringly simple design.

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