Tessenow’s interior perspectives and why we continue building models
The ‘Learning by Models’ exhibition held in the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft in the spring of 2018 comprised a number of models representing various works by the architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950). The models were made in three architecture schools, namely the Maastricht Academy of Architecture , the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio and the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment in Delft, and the clear differences between these models showed the various ways that Tessenow’s work is addressed in architectural education today. The exhibition’s closing event was a symposium that brought together teachers, architectural historians and practising architects to share their views and ideas about Tessenow and his relevance to contemporary architecture. This text was one of the contributions.