Hans Scharoun is one of the most important architects of the 20th century; as a proponent of organic architecture, he created unconventional and imaginative buildings which adapt to users' needs in a dynamic way. His oeuvre includes family residences and housing estates but also encompasses the German embassy in Brazil, and urban icons such as the Berlin Philharmonie.
The book, a cooperation with Baukunstarchiv (the architecture archive) of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, documents the entire range of known completed buildings by Scharoun, including, for the first time, early works in East Prussia. The specially taken photographs by Carsten Krohn, together with the historic photographs and plans from the Hans-Scharoun-Archive offer a new overview of this expressive organic architecture.
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008 Introduction by Carsten Krohn
020 Hans Scharoun: Approaches to Building Eva-Maria Barkhofen
031 Temporary Church
032 Thierfeldt Manor House
033 Pair of Semi-detached Houses PregelstraBe
034 'Bunte Reihe' Housing Estate
038 Workers' Housing for a Spinning Mill
040 Albat Manor
042 Zimmermann Farm Buildings
044 Pluquet Granary Buildings
045 VoB Building
046 Parkring Blocks of Flats
048 Sudau Farm Buildings
049 Gobert House for Two Families
050 Transportable Timber House
052 House at the WeiBenhofsiedlung
054 Kaiserdamm Aprtment House
057 Housing for Singles and Couples
062 Hohenzollerndamm Apartment House
065 Siemensstadt Housing Estate
068 Schminke House
074 Zweibrucker StraBe Housing Estate
076 Flinsberger Platz Housing
078 Schuldenfrey House
080 The Growing House
081 Mattern House
084 StrauB House
085 Noack House
086 Baensch House
089 Wenzeck House
090 Hoffmeyer House
092 Pflaum House
094 Housing 'Im Hottengrund'
096 Moll House
098 ElbestraBe Terrace Houses
099 Housing ' Im Eichengrund'
100 Scharf House
103 Housing in the KaiserstraBe
104 Weigand House
106 Anker Noodle Factory
107 Moller House
112 Changing Rooms for Silbermann
113 Bonk House
114 Morhrmann House
117 Endell House
120 Institute of Building
121 'Romeo and Juliet' High-rise Housing
127 Charlottenburg-Nord Housing Estate
132 Gallery Access Flats at the GoebelstraBe
134 Geschwister Scholl School
148 'Salute" High-rise Housing
152 Kopke House
154 Marl School
160 Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Berlin
162 Rauher Kapf Housing
164 Shops and Garage in Rot
165 German Embassy Brasilia
174 State Library Berlin
181 Tormann House
182 St John's Church
185 Wolfsburg Theatre
189 Stephanus Kindergarten
190 High-rise Housing at the Zabel-Kruger-Damm
194 'Orplid' High-rise Housing
196 AOK Headquarters
198 Chamber Music Hall
200 German Maritime Museum
202 Museum of Musical Instrments
The descriptions of the Temporary Church 1916-17, 'Bunte Reihe' Housing Estate 1920-24, Albat Manor 1921-22 and Parkring Blocks of Flats 1923-24 were written by Dmitrii Sukhin. All other project descriptions are by Carsten Krohn.