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28-Jan-2019

100 years of Bauhaus

Designing a Bauhaus building shell with Le Corbusier architectural colours - At the beginning of the new year, there is reason for celebrating: the great Centenary of Bauhaus style in 2019. Thanks to the industry-exclusive partnership of heroal and Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier, design lovers are offered the exceptional option to use the Bauhaus colour palettes for their building shell. This way, heroal creates additional options for architects, planners and fabricators to customise and personalise both residential buildings and individual objects.

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As a stylistic movement that once revolutionised architecture, the Bauhaus style is still universal today. Design classics, such as Mart Stam’s cantilever chair, Marianne Brandt’s ball-shaped tea infuser or Marcel Breuer’s tubular steel desk, have maintained their popularity and influence today’s architecture and design. Therefore, the Bauhaus style is often cited as a byword for Modernism.

The term “Bauhaus”, which was coined in remembrance of medieval masonic lodges, and the resulting stylistic movement was created and shaped by the architect Walter Gropius, who founded the „Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar“, then a controversially viewed school of design. His vision was to bring architecture, sculpting and painting into an optimal alliance with craftsmanship. Under the stewardship of architecture, the various disciplines were supposed to melt into a total work of art, following the principle „form follows function“ at all times. In addition to learning the different mechanical skills and industrial arts, the curriculum at the school of design taught students about the characteristics of different materials, shapes and colours – the fundamental pillars of Bauhaus. One of the best known representatives of the Bauhaus style is the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, who, in his designs, particularly availed himself of the impact of different colour shades.

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Le Corbusier – a child of the Bauhaus style

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris alias Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is considered one of the most famous architects of the 20th century and still has a decisive influence on modern architecture. During his lifetime, he created a number of town development plans and built trend-setting buildings – 17 of which were added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 2016. Based on the experiences he had made with structures, volumes and colours, he developed two colour collections in 1931 and 1959: the Architectural Polychromy. The two collections consist of a total of 63 shades in nine colour groups, based on primary colours in harmony with nature. All of the shades can be combined with each other in an impressive way and represent different effects on how the space looks.

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heroal creates room for colour

Thanks to the exclusive partnership with Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier, heroal offers you the shades of Le Corbusier and also the colours of Bauhaus for the building shell. Windows, doors, curtain walls, roller shutters, sun protection and roller doors can be coated in an extensive colour spectrum and thus turn into individual design elements of exterior and interior design. This allows for the deliberate setting of accentuations or the creation of natural harmony. As with all RAL colours, the unique Le Corbusier shades are processed in our own coating system. heroal hwr powder-coatings offer an excellent and durable colour retention, a high gloss stability and weather resistance and the tried and tested heroal quality.

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