Influences of the style
The Bauhaus style is a very sleek and modern-looking design. It is greatly influenced by geometric shapes such as rectangles, squares, triangles, etc. It mainly uses black and white with flashes of bright colours, especially red, yellow and blue. The Bauhaus style focuses on a unique and modern style using straight edges and smooth, slim forms. The term Bauhaus comes from the art school in Germany founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, where this type of style and design was taught. The school was closed in the early 1930’s due to the Nazi government. The Bauhaus style is also a great influence for today’s modern architecture. Today’s Bauhaus style incorporates a lot of modern materials, such as stainless steel and glass. It is an organised and neat-looking style.
Walter Gropius – The Beginning of Bauhaus
Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was born on 18th May, 1883, and died at age eighty-six on July 5th, 1969. Following in his family’s footsteps, Gropius worked in architecture. In 1919 he founded the Bauhaus School of Design. He is also considered the ‘pioneer’ of modern architecture. Gropius believed that any construction work should be regarded through a ‘systematic study of needs and problems, taking into account construction materials and techniques, without reference to previous forms or styles’. Gropius was the director of the Bauhaus school and also served as the Professor of Architecture at Harvard University.
My Thoughts on Bauhaus
I personally love the Bauhaus style. I really like the way the style is so sleek and organised and I am really fond of the colour schemes used in the style. Bauhaus’s incorporation of modern styles from the past and modern styles from today is very unique and original. I do not dislike anything about the style and would love to have a home in the future in this style.