Paul Engelmann Architect Austria, Vienna Building, Wittgenstein House Design, Project, Office
Paul Engelmann, Vienna : Architecture
20th Century Austrian Architect Practice – design studio based in Vienna: Information
post updated 6 May 2021
Paul Engelmann – Key Projects
Featured Building by Paul Engelmann:
Wittgenstein House, Vienna, Austria
Date built: 1928
Design: Paul Engelmann & Ludwig Wittgenstein (philosopher)
This was a collaborative design for Margaret Stonborough.
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Location: Vienna, Austria, central Europe
Paul Engelmann Architect Practice Information
Architect studio was based in Austria
Paul Engelmann was born 1891, died 1965
Viennese architect – was a friend of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein
photo © Mint Orr
Paul (14 June 1891 – 5 February 1965) was a Viennese architect who is now best known for his friendship with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein between 1916 and 1928, and for being Wittgenstein’s partner in the design and building of the Stonborough House in Vienna.
He was born at Olmütz in 1891, and studied with the modernist architect Adolf Loos in Vienna. He was supposedly Loos’s favourite pupil. He was private secretary to Karl Kraus. He lived mainly in Vienna and Olomouc before he emigrated to Palestine in 1934 and settled in Tel Aviv, where he died in 1965.
The Stonborough House
In November 1925, Wittgenstein’s sister Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein commissioned Engelmann, to design and build a large town house in Vienna in the Kundmanngasse. Wittgenstein showed a great interest in the project and in Engelmann’s plans. He convinced Engelmann that he could realise his sister’s intentions much better, and was eventually asked to be the architect of the house.
Engelmann died, aged 73, in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. From 1929 to 1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University of Cambridge.
During his lifetime he published just one slim book, one article, one book review and a children’s dictionary. His voluminous manuscripts were edited and published posthumously. His teacher Bertrand Russell described Wittgenstein as “the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived; passionate, profound, intense, and dominating”.
Vienna Building Designs
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Viennese Architectural Designs – selection below:
Library and seminar centre at BOKU, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien, Austria
Design: SWAP Architekten with DELTA
photograph © Hertha Hurnaus
Library and seminar centre at BOKU
The campus of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna was extended by a timber construction with 3,000 m² of usable floor area. The new building offers space for a seminar centre, a library, offices for several departments and shared areas.
Housing project “Der Rosenhügel”, border of Liesing and Hietzing
Design: ARGE Berger+Parkkinen architects with Christoph Lechner & Partner, Vienna
photograph : Daniel Hawelka
Der Rosenhügel Wien
The housing project “Der Rosenhügel” is located on the former site of the Rosenhügel film studios on the border of Liesing and Hietzing in Vienna. To emphasize the historical past of the site, the seven houses with 204 privately financed condominiums are named after international film studios.
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