- Category : 1896-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (36)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 3
German architect and a member of the Hamburg Parliament for the Social Democratic Party of Germany (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SPD).
In 1920, he married Paula Thees, who had joined the SPD as a sixteen-year-old. Their son Jörn was born in 1930. As committed Social Democrats, the couple was subjected to persecution in the era of National Socialism (Nazism). In 1933, Paula Karpinski, now a member of parliament, was arrested for eleven days and in 1944 was sent to the Fuhlsbüttel concentration camp for six weeks. Carl Karpinski, as chairman of the Technikergewerkschaft Hamburg, lost his job.
After the war, Carl Karpinski was one of the creators of the reestablishment of the Association of German Architects (BDA) in 1945. A first task of the architectural community was the Grindelhochhäuser (Grindel Towers) project, which helped remedy the housing shortage amid the destruction of Hamburg.
He died on 29 August 1976, aged 79.