Krauß, Franz Freiherr von
Krauß, Baron Franz von, b. Vienna, June 14, 1865, d. Vienna, Feb. 24, 1942, architect. 1889/90-94 employed at the studio Fellner & Helmer, then independent, generally worked in association with J. Tölk. Created extensive, often outstanding and monumental, residential and office buildings in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, which were characterized by the transition from late historicism to modern functionalism. Teacher at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Professor at the University of Technology.
Works: Vienna: Kaiserjubiläums-Stadttheater (formerly a theatre, now the Volksoper, with A. Graf), 1898/99; Bürgertheater, 1905 (together with. A. Graf, demolished in 1960); Franzensbrücke, 1899 (bridge, with F. Pfeuffer, destroyed in 1945); Mental Hospital Rosenhügel, Vienna, 1911; municipal housing schemes S.-Freud-Hof, 1925, and Sandleiten, 1924-1927 (cooperation). - Lower Austria: Therapeutic Baths and Sanatorium in Baden, 1903.