Heinz Schudnagies, Haus Wagner, Berlin Gatow, 1960, © Berlinische Galerie, Schenkung Anabelle Auras-Schudnagies, Fotograf: Pressebild- und Klischeeagentur Kindermann & Co.

Heinz Schudnagies

1925 Berlin – 1997 Provence/Frankreich

Heinz Schudnagies began his studies of architecture at the Technical University of Berlin in 1946. From the beginning, his role model was Hans Scharoun. From 1956 onwards, Schudnagies worked as an independent architect in Berlin and realised numerous residential buildings. The fundamental ideas behind his work were building with free forms, construction without a fixed raster or preformed scheme, and the development of space from inside outwards. He devoted all his life to the design and construction of residential buildings. Rejecting right-angles and standardised rules of structural engineering, he produced “dwellings” (Schudnagies) on the basis of an individual spatial plan, tailor-made for the residents’ needs. It is not a new conception of form, but the realisation of the possible that constitutes the secret of his constructions.

Material: Plans, drawings, models (c. 1320 items)

 

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