1923, from German Bauhaus, virtually "architecture-house;" college of design established in Weimar, Germany, 1919 by Walter Gropius (1883-1969), later on extended toward concepts it embodied. First factor is bau "building, building, framework," from Old tall German buan "to live" (see bound (adj.2)). For 2nd element, see house (n.).
a German form of design started by Walter Gropius in 1918
- Bauhaus school