Bauhaus Architecture

From the beginning, the ultimate aim of the Bauhaus was architecture. Each of the three directors, Gropius, Meyer and Mies van der Rohe were architects, and the Bauhaus movement has become synonymous Modernism.

Formal architectural classes began in 1927 at the Bauhaus. New construction materials such as iron and glass were adopted and realized at the Bauhaus.

Modernism quickly became associated with moral connotations including truth, purity and honesty. Buildings were designed to be functional and modern outside and in. One of Gropius’ key interests was the industrialized building process in order to achieve good low-cost housing and a greater goal of unity and diversity in a modern city.