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Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens is a 20th century German architect and designer . It had a great influence on the development of the fields of modernist architecture and industrial architecture. Initially Munich working as a painter and graphic designer, 1892 , Munich Secession participate in. Turned into an architect and joined the German Crafts Federation of Hermann Muthesius. Opened an office in Berlin in 1907. He worked as a design advisor for the electric appliance manufacturer AEG , and designed the turbine factory of the company. This became a representative work in the early days of modernist architecture. He also worked as an industrial designer , designing industrial products such as gas water heaters, lighting fixtures, home appliances, stationery, and typewriters. The company logo he designed was used on a variety of AEG products, which pioneered corporate identity.

In 1922, he became the director of the School of Architecture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Walter Gropius , Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier were also at the Behrens architectural firm for a time.

[  Peter Behrens House 1901]

Peter Behrens, who had a full career as a painter and was also involved in the founding of the Munich Secession , designed the house while continuing to work as a member of the Darmstadt Artist Village between 1899 and 1903. Although influenced by Arts and Crafts and Jugendstil, from the building to the furnishings, it is a memorable building that has taken the first step towards becoming an architect. It was built in the art village of Darmstadt in the work immediately after Berence turned from a painter. The influence of Art Nouveau is strong.

[  Hagen's Crematorium 1907]

An approach plan reminiscent of Florence's San Miniart, with a simple mass behind the sloping forest from the cemetery. The living area is clearly separated and represented by white marble , and the dead area is clearly separated by rough masonry. The light transmitted through the marble slices around the atrium hall creates a dim and solemn space.

[  AEG Turbine Factory 1910]

  German electronics company  AEG factory. Designed by architect and industrial designer P. Verence . It was built in Berlin in 1909-10. The large space in the workplace steel three stages arch cover is between Tetsuketa arch on the side, from the floor eaves bellows attached glass reach, elevation of the short side is huge and the left and right large gable It is composed of glass surfaces between the pillars. Big of suitable glass wall to the specific genre to modern architecture that factory modeling , however, the entire configuration is temple reminiscent of. A work full of creativity when modern architecture was born. While using a new technology called steel structure, this work consists of a factory building that prioritizes functions with an artistic design with a classicist skeleton.

[  Hoechst stain factory ]

The Höchst dyeing factory is a building located in Frankfurt- Höchst, Germany. Built between 1920 and 1925 by architect Peter Behrens , it is a representative building of German Expressionism. The symbol mark of the former German general chemical company Hoechst resembles the appearance of this factory. The entrance hall of the office tower, which looks like a limestone cave , the bricks stacked in subtle colors, and the unique outer wall that protrudes toward the top, the Gothic space is beautifully expressed as a whole.

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