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Hugo Häring

Berlin, Germany
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Hugo Häring (11 May 1882 – 17 May 1958) was a German architect and architectural writer best known for his writings on "organic architecture", and as a figure in architectural debates about functionalism in the 1920s and 1930s, though he had an important role as an expressionist architect.

He studied at the Technical Universities of Stuttgart and Dresden from 1899-1903 and later taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule Hamburg until 1916. In 1923, together with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, he founded the so-called Zehnerring, an association of modern Berlin architects. This was followed by an intensive occupation with the housing and housing development. In 1946 Häring became commissioner for reconstruction in the French occupation zone in Germany. Already the following year, he was a member of Hans Scharoun's Institute for Construction at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Hugo Häring belonged to the organizing of an architectural flow, which gained special importance around 1930 and was to continue in the post-war period. Few of Häring's designs were built but he was a strong influence on his friend and colleague Hans Scharoun. One built design was a contribution to the Siemensstadt housing project in Berlin from 1929 through 1931, which was master-planned by Scharoun.

Berlin, Germany
johnx, February 15th, 2019