Anton Brenner

Anton Brenner (1896–1957) studied in Vienna under Oskar Strnad and Josef Frank at the Kunstgewerbeschule (1920–22) and then under Peter Behrens and Clemens Holzmeister at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (1922–26). He subsequently worked for the building authorities in Frankfurt under Ernst May in 1926, before becoming an independent architect in Vienna from 1928. He also taught at Bauhaus Dessau in 1929, and had a professorship at the Indian Institute of Technology in 1951–53. At the Vienna Werkbund Estate, he designed houses nos. 15–16, also furnishing the latter. Brenner’s work reflects his lifelong interest in small-scale housing, and makes striking use of the most modern groundplans.