CRITICAL REVIEW


Harry (Herman) Stern, who was to become an architect and highly esteemed professor, was born in 1909, in Craiova. He attended the Superior School of Architecture in Bucharest and got his architect’s degree in 1932. Harry Stern is important modernist architect of Romanian-Jewish descent. His merit consists in his modernist architectural contribution, and his exemplary professionalism and devotion in his role as a professor in higher architectural education in Bucharest.
(Fișă realizată de Georgiana Ivan, 2017)
 


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    BIOGRAPHY


    (19 January 1909, Craiova - 1954, Bucharest)
     
    Academic/specialized studies
    ? - 1932 - Superior School of Architecture, Bucharest (graduated in 1932).
     
    Teaching (disciples and influence)
    1941 - 1944 - Professor at ’’Eng. Abason” Superior School, Bucharest;
    1942 - 1944 - Professor at the Superior School of Eng. Bercovici, Bucharest;
    After WW II, he was a professor at ’’Ion Mincu” Architecture Institute, Bucharest.
     


    PROJECTS


    COMPLETED/INCOMPLETE PROJECTS
     1930 - Stern villa, 5 Vasile Alecsandri Street, Bucharest;
    1934 - „Cartea de Aur” printing house, 35 Lucaci Street, Bucharest;
    1939 - ’’Central Palace”, apartment building, 8 Eforiei Street, Bucharest;
    1940 - PCR headquarters, 31 Aleea Alexandru, Bucharest;
    1944 - ’’Leon Laserson” house (which was to become ’’Al. Sahia” film studio), 104 Aviatorilor Boulevard;
    1944 - 1945 - Apartment building in Scaune Square;
    1948 - ’’APACA” Garment and Knitwear Enterprise, 7 Iuliu Maniu Boulevard, Bucharest;
    1948 - Dinamo Sports Club, 7-9 Șoseaua Ștefan cel Mare, Bucharest;
    1949 - 1953 - Exhibition pavilion in Herăstrău Park, 32 Șoseaua Kisseleff, Bucharest.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY


    ARAVOT, Iris (Editor), Harry Stern and the Architectural Modernism in Bucharest, Facultatea de Arhitectură și Urbanism, Technion, I.I.T., 2014.
    CONSTANTIN, Paul, Dicționar universal al arhitecților, Editura Științifică și Enciclopedică, Bucharest, 1986.