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date: 11 November 2019

Bernoulli, Hanslocked

(b Basle, Feb 17, 1876; d Basle, Sept 12, 1959).

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(b Basle, Feb 17, 1876; d Basle, Sept 12, 1959).

Swiss architect, urban planner and theorist. He came from a celebrated family of mathematicians. After failing to complete his secondary schooling and breaking off a business training, he served an apprenticeship as an architectural draughtsman. From 1897 he studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule, Munich, where Friedrich von Thiersch was one of his teachers, and then in Karlsruhe and Darmstadt. In 1902 Bernoulli settled in Berlin, where he went into partnership with Louis Rinkel, designing elegantly functional domestic and commercial buildings, including the Fischbein & Mendel Building (1911–12), Lindenstrasse 44–7, Berlin. Around this time he became increasingly interested in the just-evolving field of city planning, particularly in the ideas of the garden city promoted by Ebenezer Howard and Raymond Unwin, and in 1911 he visited England. In Berlin he worked on schemes for Frankfurt-an-der-Oder and on the Falkenberg development near Berlin, which was later revised and implemented by ...

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