Apartment building in Schwabing

1950s,architecture,living,modernism,munich — Benedikt @ 1:19 pm

Wohnhaus mit Läden und Atelier (Ruf, 1951-53)

Two days before the Sep Ruf exhibition at Munich’s architectural museum will open, here’s another characteristic building of this architect: A seven storey apartment building in Schwabing that Ruf built in 1951-53. Although quite large for the surroundings, the façade does not appear in the least bulky or clumsy. The vertical line is very beautifully accentuated by the elegant white frames. At the top of the building had been Ruf’s own studio.


  1. Hello, I am working on a private photo project (website) on Sep Ruf. For its list of works, can you please name the street address of the building in Schwabing?

    Klaus Goelker

    Comment by Klaus Goelker — September 24, 2008 @ 10:40 am
  2. Hi Klaus, this building is on Franz-Joseph-Straße 26 / Habsburger Platz. But there is another apartment building by Ruf on Ainmillerstraße 23 from 1954/55 that is very similar to this one. See also the “Digital Catalogue Sep Ruf” on GoogleMaps: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=108124292310665425759.0004540db30258b88b3b5&t=h&z=7

    Comment by Benedikt — October 8, 2008 @ 9:42 pm
  3. Hi Benedikt,

    thanks a lot! Latest next spring the houses will be postet in sep-ruf.net. Meanwhile, in about two weeks, have a look at the site for my Maxburg images.


    Comment by Klaus Goelker — October 31, 2008 @ 2:19 pm
  4. Hi Benedikt,

    thanks for the Google Maps link. Great work! I´ll link it.

    Comment by Klaus Goelker — November 3, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

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