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Hu Ge Hering Antoni Gaudí i Cornet

Hu Ge Herring 1882-1958 German architect. Hu Ge Herring was a German Expressionist architect and a founding member of CIAM. Foucault Hering 's book, known for advocating organic architecture , had a great influence on Scharoun.

During the time of Garkaw's farm planning, Herring was trying to radically renew his idea of architecture, which was the first opportunity to realize that idea. Originally, the entire farm was planned, including the farmer's residence, but only the barn, cowshed, and tool shed were actually built.

The lamellar roof of the barn, which Herring calls " a functional form to achieve the purpose ." This structure has existed since the 18th century, but was revived in the early 1920s. When short square timbers are nailed together to form a curved surface, it naturally becomes a Gothic arch-like shape along the line of action of thrust. The maximum volume can be secured by avoiding the truss structure, and the entire space can be used for storing hay for winter. The cowshed has an oval shape. The structure is the same as that of the barn, and the contrast is emphasized by the concrete skeleton as it is, the bricks that fill the space between them, and the wooden siding that is weathered from white wood and turned silver-gray. These characteristics are expressions that show the techniques found in traditional local architecture in northern Germany.

・ About function and expression

・ Part segmentation

・ Spatial ordering

・ What Hering aimed for

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