Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Open House Architecture tour

Saturday 11 October

OH6 focusses on the modernist icon Pius Pahl, born in Germany in 1909. He resided and practiced in Stellenbosch for most of his life until his death a few years ago. Pahl was trained at the Bauhaus, the centre of the International style. Pahl was a skilled carpenter, builder, glassier, designer, artist and architect and his work is representations of his own craftmanship as well as the Bauhaus ideology. He was taught and mentored by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and some of Pahl's student work under van der Rohe is in a permanent exhibition in the Bauhaus museum in Berlin.

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