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BEN : 40 x Residing in Aspern, Austria by SUE Architekten

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Article source: SUE Architekten

The plot,which spans across an area of 150 x 17 x 34m, is situated directly beside the old village green of Aspern; here we have conceived 40 apartments of two different construction types.

In the garden between the two apartment houses facing the street there are 18 town houses, discretely out of sight from the street. To ensure a high degree of residential quality and a sense of spaciousness despite the density of the development (45 %) and the short distance between the buildings compared to their height, the town houses are arranged in a staggered pattern to each other.

BEN : 40 x Residing

  • Architects: SUE Architekten
  • Project: BEN : 40 x Residing
  • Location:  Aspern, Vienna, Austria


Hotel Topazz in Vienna, Austria by BWM Architekten und Partner

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: BWM Architekten und Partner

The Vienna-based architecture firm BWM Architekten und Partner and Michael Manzenreiter have created a hotel on a 153m2 corner plot near Hoher Markt Square – a hotel that draws attention to itself while at the same time enhancing the historical fabric of the city centre with its originality. Hotel Topazz opened its doors in April 2012.

The building draws its height reference from the long row of buildings on Hoher Markt Square and leads its upper border via a distinctive rounded corner into Kramergasse. In this way, it shows its reverence for the previous building, whose facade was also characterised by a bold, rounded projection.

©BWM Architekten und Partner

  • Architects: BWM Architekten und Partner, Michael Manzenreiter
  • Project: Hotel Topazz
  • Location: Lichtensteg 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Design, facade: BWM Architekten und Partner
  • Ground plan, interior design: Michael Manzenreiter
  • Client: LENIKUS Group
  • Completion: April 2012


Inside Fashion Store in Vienna, Austria by Söhne & Partner Architects

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: Söhne & Partner Architects

A 100m² shop presents fashion in a discreet but appealing way.

It was the designer’s intention to create a restrained and straight room in order to make it an eye-catcher for the Neubaugasse in Vienna. Thus, people who are passing by should be guided into the store. The colour turquoise directs the customers through the shop while the interior is mainly white and sober in order to present the fashion at the best. Big mirror surfaces make the room seemingly bigger.

Image Courtesy Severin Wurnig

  • Architects: Söhne & Partner Architects
  • Project: Inside Fashion Store
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Severin Wurnig
  • Software used: Autocad LT for all the drawings, 3d models using 3ds max, proman for tendering


Financial And Commercial Department Of Voestalpine Stahl Gmbh in Linz, Austria by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

The Voest steelworks in Linz has erected its new, representative sales and finances head office around an extensive open area. The urban planning concept and the design of the buildings on the square were carried out by Austria’s most important architect living abroad, following a competition between several top-rank designers.

Linz does not owe its reputation as a location of industry solely to “the Voest”, as this business is known in Upper Austria. But the perception of this city, both from inside and outside, does appear to be particularly closely linked with this steel company, founded under the name Hermann Göring Werke, which today is a global player. Fortunately there is in “the Voest” an awareness of the responsibility that this brings with it. Serious efforts are made − not only in terms of improving the quality of the air in Linz. And so the visiting card that the voestalpine Stahl GmbH (the company’s full title) presents to us in the form of its new sales and finances head office also stands for this city shaped by industry. And as such it functions excellently: the dynamically curved volume, cut at an angle in front, with the filigree, adjustable golden façade makes an impact on even the most inattentive motorist driving by.

Image Courtesy Jo Feichtinger

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: Financial And Commercial Department Of Voestalpine Stahl Gmbh
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Client: voestalpine Stahl GmbH
  • Project team leader: Claire Bodénez and Gerhard Pfeiler
  • Team: Philipp Hugo Urabl, Dorit Böhme, Roland Basista, Albert Moosbrugger, Ulli Gabriel, Andreas Trampe-Kieslich, Ralitsa Kafova, Camille Duperche, Katharina Düsing, Nemanja Kordic


Tower Zeltweg in Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

The condition of the structure and technology of the existing building, as well as the introduction of the Eurofighter by the Austrian defence forces, necessitated the construction of a new air traffic control tower and a service building for fire brigade, winter service and rescue. The decision to combine the tower and sheds led to the creation of a ‘standing’ part and ‘reclining’ part of the building. The two elements enter into a dialogue with each other, the ‘foot’, consisting of fire brigade area and base, confronts the 45m tower. The epitrochoid ground plan is a result of the main lines of sight to the runway.

Tower Zeltweg

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH
  • Project: Tower Zeltweg
  • Location: Zeltweg Military Airport, Austria
  • Status: completed 2010


Microsoft Headquarters in Vienna, Austria by INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

The joint venture KOOP and INNOCAD from Graz emerged as winners in the 2010 Architecture competition for Microsoft’s headquarter in Vienna, Austria.

On the basis of Microsoft’s Work Place Advantage Concept (WPA), the project team was able to work in close collaboration with the Microsoft project team during the subsequent project realization phase, the team of architects assumed responsibility for the overall design of the new Microsoft working environment as construction supervisors and project managers. This allowed the total project-schedule to be as quick as 14 months (from tender to finalization).

Image Courtesy Paul Ott


Meeting Hall Gosdorf in Styria, Austria by HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

In comparison to the local surroundings, the distinctive architecture of the hall marks the attempt to provide a new highlight in a highly heterogeneous and, in terms of scale, non-homogeneous structure of a rural settlement. The hall has been deliberately designed as a venue for everyone; it stands apart from its neighbouring buildings and almost looks like a UFO that has just landed.

Image Courtesy Paul Ott

  • Architects: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
  • Project: Meeting Hall Gosdorf
  • Location: Gosdorf, Styria, Austria
  • Area: about 750 m2
  • Finishing Time: November 2011
  • Photographer: Paul Ott


My Cousin´s House in Oberpullendorf, Austria by Martin Mostböck Design Development

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Article source: Martin Mostböck Design Development

A Single-family residence with garden. 150 m2 living area, terrace, office, carport. House with controlled living space ventilation (passive house).
The residence was designed for doing-it-yourself. Shape, geometry and internal organisation are inspired by the movement of the inhabitants, the sun and the moon. The body and shape of the house are designed on one hand to open up big and broad windows on two facades to the garden to bring in as much light as possible to the living areas.

My Cousin’s House

  • Architects: Martin Mostböck Design Development
  • Project: My Cousin´s House
  • Location: Oberpullendorf, Austria
  • Floor area: app. 150,0 M2
  • Planning time: 2004 – 2005
  • Completion: 2010
  • Plot area: 665 m²
  • Building area: 128 m²
  • Building volume: 875 m³
  • Sustainability: Energy system: gas-calorific value boiler, Solar collector panels for warm water and heating Controlled living space ventilation – passive house
  • Type: Terrace, carport, office spaces
  • Budget: app. 225.000.- €
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Urban Railway station S7 Vienna International Airport in Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH

The urban railway system between Vienna´s centre and the airport got redesigned. Several stations got new configurations and cladding designs. Because Vienna´s International Airport in Schwechat gets converted and expanded at the moment, the underground station of the local train line S7, which connects Vienna´s centre with the airport had to be modified in various terms.

Image Courtesy Thilo Härdtlein

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH
  • Project: Urban Railway station S7  Vienna International Airport
  • Location: Airport Schwechat, Vienna, Austria
  • Client: ÖBB – Austrian Railways, Vienna
  • Time schedule: Planning 2003 – 2007 in several stages, Completion: 2005-2010 (in several stages)
  • Photographer: Thilo Härdtlein, München
  • Site area: 8.000 m²,  8.000 m² (usable area) (more…)

Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project in Vienna, Austria by Zaha Hadid Architect

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect

A landmark project completed as part of a waterside revitalization project – our three-part structure, comprising apartments, offices and artists’ studios, woven through, around and over the arched bays of a disused railway viaduct. Our buildings interact playfully with the viaduct, creating new exterior spaces and vistas.

As part of an initiative undertaken by the City of Vienna to revitalize the Wiener Guertel, a neglected urban hinterland which traditionally marked the ‘dividing line’ between indigenous Viennese and immigrant communities, we designed and constructed the Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project.

Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Date: 1994 – 2005
  • Area: 4000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Edgar Gonzales, Douglas Grieco, Paul Brislin, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Woody K.T Yao, Markus Dochantschi. (concept): Gunther Koppelhubuer
  • Project Team: Christina Beaumont, Adriano de Gioannis, Markus Planteu
  • Design Team: Wassim Halabi, Garin O’Aivazan, James Geiger, Clarissa Matthews, Paola Sanguinetti, Peter Ho, Anne Beaurecueil, David Gomersall, Maha Kutay
  • Structural: AXIS Ingenieurleistungen (Vienna, Austria); AGP Engineering ZT GmbH (Vienna, Austria)
  • Building Physics: Pfeiler Dr. Ziviltechnikergesellschaft GmbH (Graz, Austria)


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