View of the Taut house Ortaköy, Istanbul. Bruno Taut (4 May 1880, Königsberg, Germany – 24 December 1938, Istanbul), was a prolific German architect, urban planner and author active during the Weimar period. As a Jew, he was an exile of Nazi Germany and spent time in Japan, and this, his last residence and in designing this house he was inspired by the Far Eastern architectural elements.
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