All articles about paul-schmitthenner

Modern in Intention?

Modern in Intention?

Paul Schmitthenner propagated an alternative new architecture in the Germany of the 1920s, one based on ratio and Typisierung, or standardization, yet retaining some of the core values of the German house. Later maligned as a Nazi sympathizer, it is easy to forget his great influence on both building practices and the renowned Stuttgarter Schule. Besides, were his solutions really less effective?
Gartenstadt Staaken

Gartenstadt Staaken

Kleinhaus und Kleinsiedlung (1918) by Hermann Muthesius can be read as a manual for the design of garden cities or suburbs. In the introduction, Muthesius, an architect who chiefly…