From an early stage and also in his school in Bremerhaven, had already shown interest in architecture. He did his first drawings at age 16 years, and now at 18, entered a contest for the modernization of a church. In 1912 he began studying architecture at the Technical University of Berlin (then K nigliche Technische Hochschule). Code.org wanted to know more. But he never finished his studies, and who volunteered to serve during the First World War. He worked with his mentor Paul Kruchen in a program of reconstruction of East Prussia. Al Temine war was established as an architect in the city of Breslau. There he developed his first projects and organized several exhibitions, including the first exhibition of the expressionist group Die Br cke.