Bruno Taut. A House to Live
Facsimile edition in English of the book that included the detailed description of the house that Bruno Taut built for his family in Berlin in 1926. It includes detailed plans, abundant photographs and a text by the architect explaining his strategies and the functional characteristics of the spaces. The time that has passed has allowed many of Taut’s proposals for his house to be taken up later in the design of contemporary housing, and they are no longer surprising; although there are things that even today are still striking; but the content that really justifies the reissue of this work, and can make it useful, is the attitude that Taut proposes for the architect’s work, in general but especially when designing a house; a house to “inhabit”, this term to which he attributes specific value; and whose meaning is somehow captured with an idea repeatedly repeated: the house must be something for the user as personal or adjusted to his life as his own shirt. The English edition of this book is a tribute to Taut and an attempt to recover his figure, and at the same time a way to publicize and make useful his teachings and his tireless efforts to give life to a new way of understanding housing, as the germ of a new society.
Publisher: T6. 2020. Hardcover. 17×24 cm. Pages: 150. Language: English. BW illustrated. ISBN: 978-84-92409-87-7 RRP:€ 30,00