Author Charles Paterson returns to Europe this month to speak with one of his close childhood friends from Vienna who he hasn’t seen in nearly 80 years. Charles and Eva Rothenbach both lived at the Werkbundsiedlung, a modern “case study” housing development with notable examples by architects across the continent, including Adolf Loos, Richard Neutra, and many others. On this happy occasion of reuniting two long lost friends, we wanted to post this interview that was shown during the exhibition
“Werkbundsiedlung Vienna 1932 – A Model for New Living”
Sept. 6, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013, curated by Eva-Maria Orosz and Andreas Nierhaus.
If it weren’t for the exhibition, the two would never have known the other was alive.