Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli
Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli was the son of the renowned legal scholar Johann Caspar Bluntschli . First he became a student of Gottfried Semper in Zurich. During his studies at the Zurich Polytechnic , he became a member of the Teutonia Landsmannschaft, later the Corps Frisia Karlsruhe . In 1863 he went to Florence , in 1864 to Paris to the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris and in 1866 to Heidelberg .
With Karl Jonas Mylius he had a successful office community in Frankfurt am Main from 1870 to 1881, which among other things won the architecture competition in 1876 for the new building of the Hamburg town hall . However, the planned construction was not implemented. In 1876, Bluntschli and Mylius built the Hotel Frankfurter Hof in Frankfurt . In addition, their plans for the Vienna Central Cemetery were carried out , on the western edge of which Mylius-Bluntschli-Straße reminds of both of them to this day.
Bluntschli was the builder of numerous magnificent buildings and castles. From 1881 to 1914 he was Semper's successor professor at the construction school of the Polytechnic (today: ETH ) in Zurich . In Zurich, the Reformed Church Enge is among many other buildings .
Bluntschli's grave is in the Sihlfeld cemetery .
Works and drafts
- 1866–1870: Johann Casper Bluntschli residence, Heidelberg (Germany), today the connection house of the VDSt Heidelberg student union .
- 1872–1873: Goldschmitt Bank, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
- 1873–1874: Hotel Frankfurter Hof , Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
- 1874: Vienna Central Cemetery , opened in 1874, Vienna (Austria)
- 1874–1876: Rauischholzhausen Castle, Ebsdorfergrund-Rauischholzhausen (Germany)
- 1882: Home of the family v. Heyl (so-called Heylshof ), Worms (Germany)
- 1884 Chemical building of the Swiss Federal Polytechnic, Zurich (with Georg Lasius )
- 1884: Draft of a bust in memory of Karl Culmann (1821–1881), executed by Richard Kissling (1848–1919)
- 1884: Mannheimer Versicherung building , Mannheim (Germany)
- 1886–1887: Villa Bleuler, Zurich (today: Swiss Institute for Art Research )
- 1886–1888: Villa Rieter and renovation of Villa Schönberg , Zurich
- 1886–1890: Physics building of the Federal Polytechnic, Zurich (with Georg Lasius )
- 1892–1894: Enge Church , Zurich
- 1911–1915: Renovation of Neumünster Church , Zurich
- With Georg Lasius : town and town hall keeper. In: Handbook of Architecture . IV. Part, 7th half volume, 2nd edition. Stuttgart 1900, pp. 3-145 ( digitized version ).
- Apprenticeship and traveling years of the architect Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli, 1842-1930: based on notes and letters left behind , edited by Hans Bluntschli (his son) (= New Year's Gazette for the Year for the Best of the Orphanage in Zurich , 109th item = No. 168). Beer, Zurich 1946, OCLC 610621042 (67 pages).
- Bernd Altmann: My motto for life remains Renaissance: the architect Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli (1842–1930) , Trier 2004, Full text , five PDF files: Part 1, Life and Work , 2.5 MB ; Part 2, catalog , 2.8 MB; Part 3, illustrations , 20 MB, parts 4 and 5, abstract and summary ). (Dissertation University of Trier 2000.
- Geraldine Ramphal: Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli and the construction of villas in the late 19th century: Dealing with historical building forms and decorations , Zurich 2006, OCLC 637424553 (Licensed thesis (thesis) University of Zurich 2006, 104 pages, speaker: Stanislaus von Moos).
- Martin Fröhlich: Bluntschli, Alfred Friedrich. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Publications by and about Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli in the Helveticat catalog of the Swiss National Library
- Literature by and about Alfred Friedrich Bluntschli in the catalog of the German National Library
- Part of Bluntschli's estate in the Bavarian State Library
- Bluntschli, Alfred Friedrich. Hessian biography. (As of June 22, 2020). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
- Address list of the Weinheimer SC. Darmstadt 1928, p. 231.
|SURNAME||Bluntschli, Alfred Friedrich|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss architect|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 29, 1842|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zurich|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 27, 1930|
|Place of death||Zurich|