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How Vienna Designs Gender Equality Into the City Itself

An interesting article in The Atlantic Cities reveals the ideas behind "gender mainstreaming" in Vienna, a policy that began in the early 1990s and has had a huge effect on the past two decades of city planning there. Initially intended specifically to make the city more livable for women, the principles have proven so successful that they now form a part of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme's best practices. You can read the full article here.

Haus Am See / Spado Architects

© Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball
  • Architects: Spado Architects
  • Location: Carinthia, Austria
  • Project Manager: DI Harald Weber
  • Area: 73.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball

Löwenpark Melk / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

© Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar
  • Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
  • Location: Melk, Austria
  • Design & Project Team: Johannes Kraut, Thomas Mayerhofer, Rene Schmid
  • Project Management: Office Stickelberger
  • Area: 11479.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar

House A&B / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

© Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar
  • Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
  • Location: Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
  • Design & Project Team: Richard Smertnik, Johannes Kraut, Tina Dolch
  • Structural Engineer: KPPK, Harald Pönninger
  • Area: 215.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar © Bruno Klomfar

The Barn / Mark Neuner & Mostlikely Architecture

  • Architects: Mark Neuner & Mostlikely Architecture
  • Location: Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria
  • Structural Engineer: Prostatik
  • Master Builder: GTB Bau
  • Facade Panels: Betonkraft
  • Area: 310.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Maik Perfahl

© Maik Perfahl © Maik Perfahl © Maik Perfahl © Maik Perfahl

House S / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

  • Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
  • Location: Sankt Martin, Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Design & Project Team: Johannes Kraut, Wolfgang Hausladen
  • Area: 356.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Andrew Phelps

© Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps

ALPL / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

  • Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
  • Location: Alpl, Styria, Austria
  • Design & Project Team: Richard Smertnik
  • Area: 332.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Josef Mandl

© Josef Mandl © Josef Mandl © Josef Mandl © Josef Mandl

High School Crinkled Wall / Wiesflecker Architecture

  • Architects: Wiesflecker Architecture
  • Location: Kufstein, Austria
  • Artist (Crinkled Wall): Karl-Heinz Klopf
  • Planning team (Crinkled Wall): Karl-Heinz Klopf, Heinrich Kurz, Rita Duarte, Michael Kritzinger
  • Planning team: Johannes Wiesflecker, Michael Kritzinger, Daniel Steindl, Jurgen Groener, Andrea Kammerlander
  • Client: Big-Art
  • Area: 4080.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Schreyer

© David Schreyer © David Schreyer © David Schreyer © David Schreyer

Eastern Promises Exhibition

Currently on exhibit until October 6th at MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, the Eastern Promises, Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia focuses on the promise of a pioneering architecture, which is especially associated with East Asian countries. Projects from China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea reflect local traditions and conditions as well as a critical awareness of global media technologies leading to an architectural approach that is less interested in iconic objects and spectacular forms than in a structural realignment of society in its spatial dimensions. A program of selected short films rounds off the exhibition with moments of experimental city viewing and everyday appropriation of (public) space. More information after the break.

Das Aigner / Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig

© Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger

Villa S / TWO IN A BOX - ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH

© Simon Bauer © Simon Bauer © Simon Bauer © Simon Bauer

Atriumhaus am Waldrand / Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig

Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

Opera House Linz / Terry Pawson Architects

  • Architects: Terry Pawson Architects
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Executive Architects: architekturconsult zt gmbh / archinauten - dworschak + mühlbachler architekten zt gmbh
  • Structural Engineering: schimetta consult zt gmbh
  • Lightning Design: kress & adams
  • Landscape Design: land in sicht, wien
  • Area: 420.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Helmut Karl Lackner, Dirk schoenmaker

© Dirk schoenmaker © Dirk schoenmaker © Helmut Karl Lackner © Helmut Karl Lackner

House W / LOSTINARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: LOSTINARCHITECTURE
  • Location: Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • Architect in Charge: Connie Herzog, Gerfried Hinteregger
  • Structural Engineer: DI Franz Wölflinger
  • Area: 305.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Mischa Erben

© Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben © Mischa Erben

Loisium - Wine & Spa Resorts Southern Styria / ArchitekturConsult

© Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl
© Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl
  • Architects: ArchitekturConsult
  • Location: Ehrenhausen, Austria
  • Area: 9728.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl

© Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl © Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl © Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl © Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl

ÖAMTC Service Centers Upper Austria / PAUAT Architects

Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger
Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger
  • Architects: PAUAT Architects
  • Location: Upper Austria, Austria
  • Architect in Charge: DI Heinz Plöderl
  • Collaborators: DI Werner Bauböck
  • Locations: Wels, Braunau, Schärding, Rohrbach, Eferding, Perg
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger

Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger

Fronius / PAUAT Architects

  • Architects: PAUAT Architects
  • Location: Wels, Austria
  • Architect in Charge: DI Heinz Plöderl
  • Area: 6200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger

Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger Courtesy of PAUAT/ Luttenberger