Renovation and Heightening in Margaretenstrase 9 / Josef Weichenberger Architects

© Erika Mayer

Architect: Josef Weichenberger Architects
Location: , Austria
Area: 1250 sqm
Year: 2010 – 2012
Photographer: Erika Mayer

© Erika Mayer

A three story rooftop extension was added to an existing Wilhe lminian-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.

© Erika Mayer

In section, these conflicting reference frames were merged into a unified structure by a meandering 3-dimensional ribbon, that eventually transitions into the top cornice of the existing facade, thus merging old and new.

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Architectural volume, glass facades and terraces orchestrate exciting views into the streets of Vienna and along its roof scape, creating a generous open atmosphere that reflects the urbanistic conditions of this premium location.

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Cite: "Renovation and Heightening in Margaretenstrase 9 / Josef Weichenberger Architects" 19 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>