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Campus Messestrasse Vienna / Holzer Kobler Architekturen

© Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst © Kurt Hoerbst

Copa Cagrana / gerner°gerner plus

  • Architects: gerner°gerner plus
  • Location: Copa Cagrana, 1220 Wien, Austria
  • Design Team: Dorian Zapp, Judith Scheiber, Oliver Gerner, Matthias Bresseleers, Edith Fuchs, Jakub Dvorak, Daniel Mayer, Matthias Nemestothy
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Rupert Steiner

© Rupert Steiner © Rupert Steiner © Rupert Steiner © Rupert Steiner

Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist' Investigates the Influence of Politics in the City

For this edition of The UrbanistMonocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team investigate politics in global "power cities." Visiting Brussels, capital of Belgium and administrative capital of the European Union, they explore how politics have changed the city over the last four decades. Further south, they travel to Vienna which, "diplomatically remains very important and wields power." Yet even though the UN have an outpost there, is the Austrian capital still a stage for international diplomacy? The episode also makes a quick stop at Embassy Row in Washington D.C. to examine the architecture of diplomatic design.

Wiese / Synn Architekten

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus

The Whole Building’s a Stage in This Conceptual Cirque du Soleil Theatre Design

A team of students from Austrian-based Studio Hani Rashid at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna have unveiled their conceptual design for a Cirque du Soleil Performance Center in Brooklyn, New York.

With its interior and exterior blended together, the entire building becomes a stage. Featuring large windows that allow the public to watch performances and training activities inside, people on each side are both viewers and viewed.

House GT / Archinauten

  • Architects: Archinauten
  • Location: Donaupromenade, 4020 Linz, Austria
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Archinauten

Courtesy of Archinauten Courtesy of Archinauten Courtesy of Archinauten Courtesy of Archinauten

House Dornbirn / k_m architektur

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Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

  • Architects: Elmar Ludescher, Philip Lutz
  • Location: Wachau, 2822 Walpersbach, Austria
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

KIBE Child Care Centre / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

© Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography © Krischner & Oberhofer photography

Bildungscampus Sonnwendviertel / PPAG architects

  • Architects: PPAG architects
  • Location: Gudrunstraße 108, 1100 Wien, Austria
  • Design Team: Georg Poduschka, Anna Popelka, Lilli Pschill, Ali Seghatoleslami
  • Area: 20500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

Squares and streets. Image © Hertha Hurnaus Gymnasitcs hall. Image © Hertha Hurnaus Cinema and theatre staircase, multipurpose hall in the back. Image © Hertha Hurnaus Undirected classrooms. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

  • Architects: Dietger Wissounig Architekten
  • Location: Villacher Straße 165, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
  • Design Team: Dietger Wissounig, Vojka Mocnik, Patrick Steiner, Thomas Wadl
  • Area: 716.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: dermaurer

© dermaurer © dermaurer © dermaurer © dermaurer

AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham

Before the impossibly “super-thin” tower became ubiquitous on the Midtown Manhattan skyline, Raimund Abraham’s Austrian Cultural Forum challenged the limits of what could be built on the slenderest of urban lots. Working with a footprint no bigger than a townhouse (indeed, one occupied the site before the present tower), Abraham erected a daring twenty-four story high-rise only twenty-five feet across. Instantly recognizable by its profile, a symmetrical, blade-like curtain wall cascading violently toward the sidewalk, ACFNY was heralded by Kenneth Frampton as “the most significant modern piece of architecture to be realized in Manhattan since the Seagram Building and the Guggenheim Museum of 1959.” [1]

The massing of the building is dictated solely by zoning laws and the immediacy of its neighbors. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York The director's office that occupies the box-like protrusion on the southern facade. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York East-facing section with the "scissor stairs" on the left-hand side