Stonborough House


Stonborough House

The Stonborough House (also known as the Wittgenstein House) is a house in the modernist style built by the Austrian architect Paul Engelmann and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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.

It was owned by Thomas Stonborough, son of Margaret until 1968. For two years after this the house was under threat of demolition. It was saved after a campaign by Bernard Leitner.

The house still stands today, and now houses the Bulgarian Cultural Institute.

References

* Leitner, B., " [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5FfeNTddXrYC&dq=paul+engelmann&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0 The Wittgenstein House] ] " Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.

External links

* [http://www.suzfoto.com/space/architecture/wittgenstein_english.html Pictures of the house] .


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