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Taut House

Ortaköy

In the hills above Ortaköy stands the neighbourhood’s most important 20th-century building. Part Turkish kiosk, part pagoda, all on stilts, the house was built in 1938 by Bruno Taut. A prolific German architect, urban planner and author active during the Weimar period, Taut escaped Nazi Germany and lived in Japan and then Turkey. Far Eastern architecture obviously greatly inspired Taut as the roof of the house demonstrates. He chose the Einstein Tower as the inspiration for his office.


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