In den Himmel bauen

Hochhausprojekte von Otto Kohtz (1880–1956)

Wolfgang Schäche / Brigitte Jacob / David Pessier (eds.)

18 x 29.7 cm
320 pages, approx. 200 col. and b/w
ISBN 978-3-939633-67-9


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In terms of architectural history, the 20th century is focused predominantly on Modernism. Very little interest has been shown in other significant ideas from this period, especially when they remained a hand-drawn utopia. This was also the fate of architect Otto Kohtz (1880—1956), who developed monumental visions for high-rise buildings and urban environments parallel to his day-to-day professional practice throughout his entire life. Kohtz consistently pursued his high-rise fantasies and bequeathed a wealth of drawings, which this publication collects and annotates for the first time. In the context of his realized buildings (UFA Babelsberg, Scherl House Berlin), the book succeeds in providing a new perspective on Otto Kohtz’ urban developmental concepts and architectural intentions, enabling a fresh evaluation of his importance for 20th century architectural history.

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