Architect Walter Brune—who ran one of Germany’s biggest architectural practices—was best known as a builder of department stores and shopping centres for decades. His remarkable private houses are being presented for the first time in this book. This metier meant far more to him than an architectural exercise: above all, the houses reflect his passionate interest in the landscape qualities of each site. He always investigated these to the full in order to realise—by creating a harmony of nature and architecture—ideals of modern housing that extended the owners’ living spaces. As a result of their diversity and timeless quality, Brune’s buildings are considered exemplary today.