Ernst Gustav Kuhnert

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Date of Birth January 21, 1885
Place of Birth Estonia
Date of Death Sep 14, 1961 (76)
Horoscope Aquarius

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Ernst Gustav Kühnert was an Estonian architect and art historian of Baltic German origin. He studied at the Riga Technical University from 1902 to 1905 and at the Techniche Hochschule Dresden from 1906 to 1908. From 1910 to 1912 Kühnert worked at a private architecture bureau in Kiel, and during the periods of 1912-1914 and 1918-1944 in Tallinn. In 1945 he moved to Lübeck.

About Ernst Gustav Kuhnert

Baltic German architect and art historian who was most active during the 1920s and known for his small-scale dwellings. His work was often seen as an example of the heimat style, art nouveau, and functionalism. He formulated the general plans for garden cities Merivälja and Nõmme with Robert Natus.

Before Fame

He was educated at Riga Technical University from 1902 until 1905 and at Techniche Hochschule Dresden from 1906 until 1908. He was employed by the private architecture bureau in Kiel from 1910 until 1912, then again from 1912 until 1914. He worked for the bureau in Tallinn from 1918 until 1944.


He designed many of the buildings in the historical district of Tallinn, Estonia.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Tallinn.


He hailed from the same country as fellow architect Alar Kotli.

Information related to Ernst Gustav Kühnert

  • Riga Technical University alumni
  • Estonian architects
  • 20th-century German architects
  • Art Nouveau architects
  • Modernist architects
  • Baltic-German people
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