S | Schlaun Studies

  Haus Rüschhaus - country house of the architect Johann Conrad Schlaun Copyright: © Günter Seggebäing  

The Architecture of Johann Conrad Schlaun – Reception of Baroque Building Typology and Perfection of Bourgeois Building Traditions

Johann Conrad Schlaun's œuvre became famous for his independent architectural creations, such as the palace facades in Brühl or the idiosyncratic hunting lodge Clemenswerth. With the Clemens Church, the Erbdrostenhof and the Residenz in Münster, the architect left behind significant buildings for Münster, which were carefully restored after devastating destruction in the Second World War.

Johann Conrad Schlaun enriched civic architecture with his two private building projects for his family. His country residence, Haus Rüschhaus, has been preserved to this day and combines a time-honored peasant hall house with 18th-century bourgeois living comforts. The architect's bourgeois estate in Münster fell victim to bombs during World War II. The architect's plans, which are preserved in the archives in Münster, still testify to Schlaun's talent for combining functionally well thought-out floor plans with formally sophisticated architecture, even for modest building programs.



Cultural and Historical Basics III | Seminar
B.Sc. | 5th semester


Kick-Off: Monday, October 11, 2021, 4:30pm
Regular date: Mondays, 4:30pm to 6pm, in the seminar room IV, Hauptgebäude
Submission: Monday, January 31, 2022


Dipl.-Arch. Bruno Schindler