sommerfeld house


Walter Gropius (German, 1883-1969)

Sommerfeld House, Berlin, Germany, 1921

The early Bauhaus Sommerfeld House was constructed of teak salvaged from wrecked ships. Intricate, geometric designs appeared throughout the interior, including the great doors and the stained glass windows by Josef Albers. The house was meticulously crafted as a complete work of art - but it lasted less than 25 years, destroyed during the Berlin bombings of World War II.