Bau·​haus ˈbau̇-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce Bauhaus (audio)
: of, relating to, or influenced by a school of design noted especially for a program that synthesized technology, craftsmanship, and design aesthetics

Examples of Bauhaus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chicago's buildings are decidedly showstopping, from the blocky staircase of the Willis Tower — formerly the Sears Tower, once the tallest building in the world — to the Belle Époque elegance of Burnham and Root's Rookery, to the stark post-Bauhaus boxes of Mies van der Rohe. Sarah Rose, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2023 Naumann recalls the arrival of these wacky postmodern designs in Zwickau as a stark departure from the post-Bauhaus functionalism then prevalent in the former Communist bloc. Evan Moffitt, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2023

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Word History


German Bauhaus, literally, architecture house, school founded by Walter Gropius

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bauhaus was in 1924

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“Bauhaus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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