Taking over the world has always been a Teutonic thing, no matter whether templars or master builder. To-date it (thankfully) has never worked out yet. Even if Haifa seems to unite the different threads of motivation and time with almost sonambulistic* ease, those who executed them cannot have possessed more than DNA-remnants of those crusaders and/or Bauhaus scholars.
In the race** for further developing the Bauhaus to suit the climate, Israel’s zeitgeisty approach is certainly the most creative, be it outdoors*** or indoors****. Where living space comes at a premium, a few degrees are worth cold hard cash. It is still allowed to come up with formally aesthetic solutions.
What as already been created is a viable concept combining residential and commerce, overpopulation and excess of entertainment. But just because architectural heritage in Israel is protected, it is not necessarily safe.*****
*The Dream of Akkon, 1189/2011
**an unequal race between disparate conditions pertaining to climate and climate change
***Casablanca’s disproportional chimney is 100% used for climate protection yet it is only partly target focused
****fast food chain below, Bauhaus on top
****Detroit’s – hardly voluntary – preference for interior spaces will, sooner or later, have to be measured against cable runs and cable strength.
ROCHUS AUST/1st GERMAN ELECTROPHONIC ORCHESTRA
APARTMENT ONE HUNDRED
International House Concert