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PAHL, Pius Edmund

Born: 1909
Died: 2003


Born in Germany and qualified in interior architecture before going on to architecture - first at Karlsruhe and then the Bauhaus. He worked in Switzerland and Germany before the war.

The Bauhaus and Modern Movement are known to most vicariously, but for Pius PAHL they are part of his fibre. He was at the Bauhaus when it was closed in 1933. Hilberseimer was the town planner professor and Mies van der Rohe was its architectural director. After the war he started his own practice in Ludwigshafen and Mainz, and taught at the Mainz School of Architecture. In 1952 he emigrated to South Africa with his South African born wife, since when he has run his own practice in Stellenbosch. He has taught for a while at the Cape Town School of Architecture.

(Hugh Floyd in UIA, 1985: 61)

Recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the South African Institute of Architects in 2001.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing PAHL

Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). London: International Architect. pp 60

Chapters in books citing PAHL

Various. A Biographical history: in 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8): pp 58