De Bouwwinkel houdt zich bezig met de ontwikkeling van de Westzanerdijk (Zaandam). Het idee is om de lelijke plekken mooi te maken, zwakke plekken te versterken zodat de dijk weer z’n historische kwaliteit terugkrijgt. De Bouwwinkel doet dit in samenwerking met buro HenNK (architectuur) en buro Islant (stedenbouw). De (toekomstige) winst die met de ontwikkeling gemaakt wordt, komt ten goede aan boerderij Fronik.
Ambachtslieden en kunstenaars werken hier samen. Gesamtkunstwerk. Bouwhuis refereert dan ook aan Bauhaus.
BAUHAUS volgens Wikipedia:
“Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was a school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. It operated from 1919 to 1933. At that time the German term Bauhaus, literally “house of construction” (help·info) stood for “School of Building”.
The Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. In spite of its name, and the fact that its founder was an architect; the Bauhaus did not have an architecture department during the first years of its existence. Nonetheless it was founded with the idea of creating a “total” work of art in which all arts, including architecture, would eventually be brought together. The Bauhaus style became one of the most influential currents in Modernist architecture and modern design. The Bauhaus had a profound influence upon subsequent developments in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.”