In his photographs of the corner of a room that is characterised at least as
much by the absence of people, objects, and spatial features as by the
distinctiveness of its design, Hannes Meyer gave expression to a radical,
anti-bourgeois style of interior. Architecture and design were not meant to
fulfil historically determined needs but to overcome these very constraints.
Meyer's Co-op Interieur was not a recommendation for a mode of interior design
but rather a manifesto proclaiming an alternative principle of housing and
living and, by extension, a new world.
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) project Wohnungsfrage investigates the
fraught relationship between architecture, housing, and