Paul Engelmann Architect, Austria, Vienna Building, Design, House, Project, Office
Paul Engelmann, Vienna : Architecture Information
20th Century Austrian Architect Practice – design studio based in Vienna
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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Paul Engelmann – 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.
photograph © Adrian Welch
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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”.
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