International des Critiques d'Architecture
International Committee of Architectural Critics
Comité Internacional de Críticos de Arquitectura
We regret to inform
you that our colleague Paulhans Peters (February 15, 1923) died
in Munich on October 1, 2011. He was 88. An obituary, written
by Wolfgang Jean Stock and published in Süddeutsche Zeitung
on October 6, called him ‘Mr. Baumeister’.
His recipe for success
rested upon the principle of connecting the best German architects
with architectural developments beyond the border. In his carefully
researched and frequently typologically arranged editions, Peters
kept his distance from everything that appeared to him fashionable
or glamorous, whether Postmodern or Deconstructivist. The ‘star
culture’ of our times, in which the persona of the architect
is more important than the built work had always nauseated him.
His passion was reserved for social buildings, dwellings offering
human dignity and good workaday architecture.
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