Architect Hugo Häring, Germany Organic Building, Modern Farm Design, Dates, Office
Hugo Häring Architect : Architecture
20th Century Architects Practice in Germany, Europe: Modern Buildings Information
post updated 12 Apr 2021
Hugo Häring – Key Projects
Major building by this German 20th Century Architect
This doesn’t feature in many Histories of World Architecture but does appear in a few more focused publications about European and Modern Architecture.
The architect was at the periphery of the mainstream and not as well known as other 20th Century European architects such as Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius or Mies ven der Rohe.
Work by Hugo appeared in the plan and model exhibition “International Functionalism Design” where more than 60 national and international architects introduced their buildings and designs, including all architects involved at Weissenhofsiedlung (Stuttgart, Germany – 1927 – a building exhibition of Deutsche Werkbund) as well as El Lissitzky, Ernst May, Erich Mendelsohn, van der Vlugt, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Siemensstadt housing project, Berlin, Germany
Dates built: 1929-31
The architect helped contribution to this built design, which was master-planned by architect Hans Scharoun.
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Location: Goppingen, Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany, Northern Europe
German Architect Practice Information
1882 – 1958
German architect + architectural writer
Style: organic architecture
Hugo Häring – Education
Taught by Theodor Fischer
Häring influenced fellow German architect Hans Scharoun
Hugo was a founding member of CIAM* & The Ring
Hugo Häring – Architectural Exhibition
RIBA, London, England, UK
Curator: Peter Blundell Jones
Häring was born in Biberach an der Riß, in the Kingdom of Württemberg. A student of the great Theodor Fischer, he took the view that each building should be uniquely developed according to the specific demands of the site and client. Few of Häring’s designs were built but he was a strong influence on his friend and colleague Hans Scharoun.
Häring was married to actress Emilia Unda in 1918. The couple would later divorce and he would marry actress Roma Bahn in 1950. He died in Göppingen, aged 76.
*The Congrès internationaux d’architecture moderne (CIAM), or International Congresses of Modern Architecture, was an organization founded in 1928 and disbanded in 1959, responsible for a series of events and congresses arranged across Europe by the most prominent architects of the time, with the objective of spreading the principles of the Modern Movement
Haring shared an architects office with Mies van der Rohe and set up The Ring
Hans Scharoun – another important 20th Century architect
Modern German Architecture
Villa Harnischmacher II, Germany
image courtesy of architects
Bauhaus Masterhouses Dessau
Bauhaus Archiv Berlin Museum of Design, Germany
photo © Adrian Welch
Bauhaus Archiv Berlin Museum of Design
Bauhaus School Building in Dessau by Walter Gropius, 1925-26:
image © Gordon Watkinson
Bauhaus School Building in Dessau
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