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MG9 – Margaretenstraße 9 in Vienna, Austria by Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Article source: Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner

A three story rooftop extension was added to an existing Wilhelminian-times house.

Plans of the four new spacious apartments – one of them a maisonette – were developed from a complex set of geometric reference grids, which were derived from the shape of the irregular 5-street intersection of Operngasse and Margeretenstraße in vienna.

Image Courtesy Erika Mayer

  • Architects: Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner
  • Project: MG9 – Margaretenstraße 9
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • District: 4., Wieden
  • Region: Vienna
  • Use: Living
  • State of planning: Completed
  • Beginn of planning: 2006
  • Start of construction: 12/2010
  • Completion of construction: 01/2012
  • Floor space: 1 250 m²
  • Construction: Mixed construction
  • Space allocation plan: 4 apartments in the new construction/ 4 apartments,1 office, 1 salesroom and 1gallery in the existing buliding

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Islamic Cemetery Altach in Austria by Bernardo Bader

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Philipp Bechter

The design of a cemetery is based on the beliefs and their funeral rites, which in turn say a lot about the particular understanding of nature and social relations.

This fact should also be shown clearly in the new cemetery project for Muslims in Vorarlberg.

Image Courtesy Adolf Bereuter, Nikolaus Walter, Peter Allgäuer, Bernardo Bader

  • Architects: Bernardo Bader
  • Project: Islamic Cemetery Altach
  • Location: Altach, Vorarlberg, Austria
  • Year: 2012
  • Property size: 8400m2
  • Property owner: Vorarlberger Gemeindeverband
  • Graves: compactly organized grave area with bench, 700 graves in the final possible
  • Rooms: Ablution (ritual washing), Small prayer room (Mescid), Utility rooms Covered area for adoption
  • Architectural strategy: very open and clearly laid out overall concept Pragmatic  with very little symbolism unobtrusive integrated in the landscape
  • Photos: Adolf Bereuter, Nikolaus Walter, Peter Allgäuer, Bernardo Bader

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Seminar and Conference Cristal in Tyrol, Austria by MHM architects

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: MHM architects

Already for many years the therapeutical treatment of physical and emotional disturbances or illnesses by the application of light has been acknowledged medically. Light has different effects on the human body depending on the spectral colour: so a firm red has an exciting effect  while violet light seems calming.

Image Courtesy © Paul Ott photografiert

  • Architects: MHM architects
  • Project: Seminar and Conference Cristal
  • Location: 9991 Iselsberg, eastern Tyrol, Austria
  • General design & Planning: MHM architects, Vienna Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
  • Consultants: Statics & structural calculations – Fritsch, Chiari& Partner, Vienna Building equipment & services – Zentraplan, Wr. Neustadt
  • General contractor: STRABAG Villach Austria
  • Planned in: 2007
  • Build in: 2009
  • Photos: Paul Ott (© Paul Ott photografiert), Hertha Hurnaus (© Hertha Hurnaus)
  • Software used: AutoCAD and photoshop

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Generationen Wohnen Am Muehlgrund in Vienna, Austria by ARTEC Architekten

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Article source: ARTEC Architekten

The Vienna rapid-transit line known as U2 originates at Karlsplatz and heads north, crossing the Danube. In Stadlau the tracks are elevated and pass over a train station. Just to the north of this convergence lies the Stadlau rapid-transit station. The tracks continue on, turning to the east and still elevated – at a height of 12 metres in this segment, and each direction supported separately. Parallel and to the south of the elevated tracks, at a distance of 8 to 12 metres from them, is the site of the 7-storey, 90-metre-long, 15-metre-wide building – the allowable massing determined by an urban design competition. The bar-shaped building, with only a minimal strip of land surrounding it, screens the low-slung structures to the south – also just recently completed – from the tracks.

Image Courtesy ARTEC Architekten

  • Architects: ARTEC Architekten
  • Project: Generationen Wohnen Am Muehlgrund
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Project Team: Björn Wilfinger (PL), Ronald Mikolics, Michael Murauer, Anna-Maria Wolf (planning), Aniko Horvathova, Kathrin Schelling, Wolf Deucker (model), Jun Wook Song (renderings)
  • Landscape Planning: Auböck + Kárász
  • Structural Engineering:  Dr. Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH / Straka & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Building Services: Käferhaus
  • Building Physics: Schöberl & Pöll
  • Commissioned: 2007
  • Completion: 01.2012
  • Site Area: 2.578 m²
  • Built up Area: 1.593 m²
  • Effective Floor Area: 5.126 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 7.556 m²
  • Cubature Above Ground: 23.857 m²

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Terrace House Tokiostrasse in Vienna, Austria by ARTEC Architekten

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Article source: ARTEC Architekten

“The Town Musicians of Bremen as Terrace House”

Analogous to the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale The Town Musicians of Bremen (whose main characters are a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster), this reinterpretation of terrace houses involves stacking different apartment types atop one another.

Image Courtesy ARTEC Architekten

  • Architects: ARTEC Architekten
  • Project: Terrace House Tokiostrasse
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Assistants: Michael Ivancsics; Heinrich Büchel, Ronald Mikolics, Michael Murauer (detail planning), Wolf Deucker (model); Ronald Mikolics; Katharina Kothmiller, Irene Yerro (authority planning);
  • Competition: Helmut Lackner, Burkhard Schelischanski; Martins Pilens (model), Ivan Zdenkovic (renderings)
  • Client: Neues Leben Ltd., a communal residential developer-agency
  • Structural engineering: Anton Harrer, Krems
  • Assistant: Christian Petz, Vienna
  • Building services planning: Johann Ernst, Olbendorf
  • Electricity planning: Michael Künzl, Vienna
  • Building physics: Rainer Stepan, Vienna
  • Landscape planning: Jakob Fina, Vienna
  • Commissioned: 2006
  • Completed: February 2010
  • 100 flats (social housing)
  • Site: 3.549 m2
  • Building footprint: 2.485 m2
  • Gross floor area: 14.859 m2
  • Effective area: 9.413 m2
  • Volume (above ground): 39.933 m3
  • Volume (total): 48.881 m3

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Reitarena Stubai in Fulpmes im Stubai, Tyrol, Austria by ao-architekten

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Article source: Michael Felder

Position within the landscape:

In order to establish a large enough flat surface area for the equestrian facility, the preexisting slope has been divided into several terraces. These terraces provide the necessary surface area required by each independent structure, such as the indoor riding arena, the stables, the open space, the kids club, the operator’s apartment, and subsequently trail away into the open country. Objects such as stables and the adjoining building are incorporated into these intersecting lines, which manifest themselves as batter and supporting wall, whereas the indoor riding arena and the gallery of the open space rest on the landscape.

Image Courtesy ao-architekten

  • Architects: ao-architekten
  • Project: Reitarena Stubai
  • Location: Fulpmes im Stubai, Tyrol, Austria
  • Year: 2011
  • Photo credits: Ao-architekten, Peter Fiby
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture
  • Products: 
    • Textile Membran: Soltis by sergeferrari

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Physiotherapie and rehabilitation centre PUR in Freistadt, Upper Austria by Peter Schneider, Erich Lengauer

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Article source: Schneider & Lengauer Architekten

Over the past years, Thomas Plöckinger-Schatzl and his team have expanded their services. Besides classical physiotherapy, they now also offer medical exercise therapy, massage, and the sale of training and therapy utensils. The integration of all these services made building a new practice essential. The space solution developed by Schneider & Lengauer integrates these requirements and therefore provides a simple, smooth and barrier-free organization of all work areas.

Image Courtesy Dietmar Tollerian

  • Architects: Peter Schneider, Erich Lengauer
  • Project: Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Center PUR
  • Location: Freistadt, Upper Austria
  • Photo-credits: Dietmar Tollerian

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House L in Scharten, Upper Austria by Peter Schneider, Erich Lengauer

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Article source: Schneider & Lengauer Architekten

It all started with an invited competition, which is highly unconventional for a single-family home. Schneider & Lengauer won the tender and had the opportunity to deal with the client’s precise requirements in detail. Three key requirements characterize the result. First, it was necessary to integrate the qualities of the site into a prestigious residential and working environment. Second, the client placed great importance on energy-efficient design. And thirdly, the home should reflect the family’s fondness for the color white.

Image Courtesy Kurt Hoerbst

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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

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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

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