Paul Fischel (1885–1942) studied at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna under Max Ferstel, Karl König, and Leopold Simony. From 1921 he shared a practice with Heinz Siller, with whom he furnished house no. 54 by Gerrit Rietveldt at the Werkbund Estate. The joint atelier was one of the most successful architectural collaborations of the inter-war period. Along with numerous houses, factories, and business premises in Austria and the Czech Republic, Fischel also made designs for the fashionable ‘Weekend Movement’, including standard houses intended for serial production and pre-fabrication. In 1938, Fischel emigrated to Australia.