Alexander Klein

Alexander Klein, born in Odessa (1879-1961) moved to Germany in 1920 and in 1933 due to harsh racial laws moved to Palestine where he became an important urban planner.

His designs include several pre-revolution homes in St Petersburg, Villa Bernardo Davidsohn in Berlin (1923), several residential buildings in the Wilmerdorf district of Berlin and from 1928-1930 together with Walter Gropius the development of a garden city in Bad Durrenberg for Leuna-Werke.

In 1957 he returned to Germany and designed a house for Interbau, Berlin Hansaviertal

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