Description - Peter Kulka by Ingeborg Flagge
Text in English and German. Peter Kulka is a major German architect. His buildings in recent years have been characteristically succinct and minimalist. This started with the Sachsischer Landtag in Dresden. Since then Kulka has produced numerous works of high creative ambition. His projects regularly feature in architecture magazines, and also on the arts pages in the daily press. Following a 1996 publication, this is the second monograph on his work. The book accompanies the show of his work in the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt am Main from late 2005 to early 2006. The exhibition is based on Kulkas archives, which contain an extensive range of first-class architectural photographs as well as project designs and visual presentations. 22 projects are presented, centred around his work over the past 15 years and leading up to the most recent projects like the rebuilding of the Schloss in his home town of Dresden. Kulka studied under Selman Selmanagic' in Weissensee, Berlin. He then worked with Hermann Henselmann in East Berlin, later moving to Hans Scharoun in West Berlin.
He had his first major success in the Herzog, Kopke, Kulka, Topper and Siepmann partnership with the design for the University of Bielefeld. In 1979 he started his own practice in Cologne, followed by a Dresden branch in 1991. Alongside the Sachsischer Landtag in Dresden, Kulkas best-known designs include the Haus der Stille in the Abtei Konigsmunster in Meschede, the Bosch Haus Heidehof in Stuttgart, and also the new chamber music hall and the new foyer in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Karl Friedrich Schinkels former Deutsches Schauspielhaus.
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Author Biography - Ingeborg Flagge
Yorck Forster, the exhibition curator, studied philosophy, sociology and art education in Frankfurt am Main. Ingeborg Flagge was editor-in-chief of the BDA magazine Der Architekt from 1974 to 1995; from 1995 to 2000 she taught architectural history at the Hochschule fur Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig; she has been director of the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt am Main since 2000.