For the better part of a century, Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus Dessau has been a mecca for a certain flavor of design lover. People from around the world travel to the modernist building in Weimar, Germany, to pay homage to the school that launched countless design careers.
Now, a smaller version of the Dessau is hitting the road in celebration of the Bauhaus’s 100th anniversary this year. Designed by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel, in collaboration with Tinyhouse University, Hochschule Anhalt, Goethe-Institut Kinshasa, and Para Site Hong Kong, Spinning Triangles is a 161-square-foot building-on-wheels designed to look like the iconic workshop wing of the Gropius building—glass facade and sans-serif signage included.
The mini replica includes a library room dedicated to books on the Bauhaus history and influence as well as a living room area for gatherings. The program is directed and curated by Elsa Westreicher and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.
After Dessau, the mobile building will travel to Berlin, Kinshasa, in the Democratic of Congo, and Hong Kong, playing host to workshops and exhibitions that aim to update the Bauhaus’s European-centric teachings for a more global modern age.