The famous German ‘Bauhaus’ art school has left its eternal mark on the world of art and architecture, by introducing and adopting what we know as the International Style. The Bauhaus was established by architect Walter Gropius in 1919, and its name literally means ‘construction house’. Nonetheless, the school did not actually have an architecture department during its earlier years.

The Bauhaus headquarters have changed three times. It moved from Weimar to Dessau, and then, finally, to Berlin where it was pressured to shut down. The school is most famous for its Dessau Building which features extensive curtain walls, stark white solid surfaces, and the iconic white lettering of the word ‘Bauhaus’ against the plain gray wall. It was designed by Gropius, following the principles of the International Style. The building remains intact up to this day, and it was included in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1999.
You can find out more about the influential school that has changed the face of architecture and how it came to last for, merely, 14 years by checking this infographic from ARAM.

Bauhaus History Infographic - Via aram.co.uk

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