Adolf Meyer (architect)

Adolf Meyer ( born June 17, 1881 in Mechernich, † July 14, 1929 at Baltrum ) was a German architect and designer


Meyer studied at the School of Art and worked Dusseldorf 1907/1908 with Peter Behrens. In 1909 he worked for Bruno Paul in Berlin and from 1910 for Walter Gropius. Around 1915, Meyer was office manager of Walter Gropius and later his partner. 1919 Gropius appointed him as teacher and master at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where he taught work drawing and construction technique. Meyer was in 1922 involved in the design of Gropius for the Tribune Tower competition.

He did not rule in 1925 the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in, but stayed for the time being as an independent architect in Weimar. A year later, he was employed as a building officer at Municipal Project New Frankfurt, as well as a lecturer at the Städel School in Frankfurt am Main. In 1928 he founded the Frankfurter " October Group ".

Adolf Meyer drowned in 1929 while swimming in the North Sea Baltrum. His grave at Frankfurt 's main cemetery was leveled in 1970.


Buildings and designs

  • From 1911 Fagus Factory in Alfeld (Leine) with Walter Gropius
  • 1923 version of the model house Am Horn with Walter March
  • 1924 Friedrich Froebel House, Bad Love stone with Walter Gropius, not running
  • 1926 gasworks East ( coking ), Frankfurt. Extension of a building by Peter Behrens
  • 1929 Testing Institute, Frankfurt.
  • 1929 workshops and storage of Municipal electric power company, Frankfurt.


  • Lights for the Zeiss Ikon AG Goerzwerk


  • A pilot house of the Bauhaus in Weimar. ( = Bauhaus Books, Volume 3 ) Albert Langen, Munich 1925. (Typography by Adolf Meyer)