Co-founder from the structures school on the Berlin School from the Arts; co-founded Berlin company Taut & Hoffman. He became known within the 1920s for his trade-union structures and for making one house each year, all greatly different from one another, on Hiddensee isle from 1922 until 1925. He was in charge of the Berlin traditions sites, Deutscher Buchdrucker building as well as the Oranienplatz customer cooperatives’ department shop. He was younger sibling of architect Bruno Taut. He and Walter Gropius had been members from the avant-garde architectural culture, Zehnerring.