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3XN Designs Residential Complex for Downtown Vienna

00:00 - 3 May, 2014
3XN Designs Residential Complex for Downtown Vienna, © 3XN
© 3XN

International design firm 3XN has recently won a competition to design a residential building in downtown Vienna, Austria.  Being so close to the historic center of the city, the project required a unique but unobtrusive appearance. With this in mind, a subtle, curving façade composed of warm colors was developed for the exterior.

Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away, Portrait, 2011.. Image © Alexandra Pawloff
Portrait, 2011.. Image © Alexandra Pawloff

Austrian artist, architect, designer, theoretician and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein has passed away twenty five days after he celebrated his eightieth birthday. Hollein, particularly known for his museum design, including Vienna’s Haas House (1990) and Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art, was once described by Richard Meier as an architect whose "groundbreaking ideas” have “had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects."

Blue Box / Hofrichter-Ritter Architekten

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
Blue Box / Hofrichter-Ritter Architekten, © Karl Heinz Putz
© Karl Heinz Putz

© Karl Heinz Putz © Karl Heinz Putz © Karl Heinz Putz © Christian Schellander +30

Housing Laimburggasse / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
Housing Laimburggasse / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten , © Paul Ott
© Paul Ott

© Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott +17

Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker, © Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

© Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer +30

Venice Biennale 2014: Austrian Pavilion Explores the Power of Parliament

00:00 - 19 March, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Austrian Pavilion Explores the Power of Parliament, Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au. Image © Duccio Malagamba
Dalian International Conference Center / Coop Himmelb(l)au. Image © Duccio Malagamba

Parliament, “the place where the power of the people has found its home,” will be the focus of Austria’s contribution to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. With over 200 national parliament buildings from around the world modeled at a scale of 1:500, the exhibition, “Plenum. Places of Power.” will explore how the architecture of parliament connects to the public, influences national identify, and more. 

“The idea of democratic legitimation of power is so widespread today that no nation can do without building such a place, at least in name, for a representative popular assembly,” described commissioner Dr. Christian Kühn. “What do these places look like? And how are they connected to a public whose trust in democratic formation of will seems to be dwindling around the globe?”

House Eichgraben / Franz Architekten

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
House Eichgraben / Franz Architekten, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Schießstättenstraße 12, 4600 Wels, Austria
  • Area

    178.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Paolo Venturella

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
© wemage, Courtesy of Paolo Venturella
© wemage, Courtesy of Paolo Venturella

Placing fifth in the international competition to design the Austrian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo, Paolo Venturella’s concept is designed as an extruded version of the Austrian mountain house that connects two major programs: an exhibition space and “big green-house.” To the north, the elevated exhibition space is shielded by a fabric sheathing which diminishes as it moves towards the greenhouse, south, where visitors are presented with a fresh vegetable garden, bar and restaurant that serves traditional cuisine. 

DC Towers I / Dominique Perrault Architecture

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
DC Towers I  / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Michael Nagl
© Michael Nagl

© Michael Nagl © Michael Nagl © Michael Nagl © Michael Nagl +29

Exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür / Holzer Kobler

08:00 - 25 February, 2014
Exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür / Holzer Kobler, Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett
Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett +9

House Z / HPSA

02:00 - 23 February, 2014
House Z  / HPSA, © Dietmar Hammerschmid
© Dietmar Hammerschmid

© Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid +16

House B.A.B.E. / destilat

08:00 - 18 February, 2014
House B.A.B.E. / destilat, Courtesy of destilat
Courtesy of destilat

Courtesy of destilat Courtesy of destilat Courtesy of destilat Courtesy of destilat +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Am Bachlberg, Linz, Austria
  • Project Year

    2013

Freundorf Villa / Project A01

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
Freundorf Villa  / Project A01, © Brigida Gonzalez
© Brigida Gonzalez

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    3441 Judenau, Austria
  • Project Architect

    Andreas Schmitzer
  • Design Team

    Andreas Schmitzer, Judith Schafelner, Eleonora Gallenzi
  • Project Area

    229.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Brigida Gonzalez

House P / Frohring Ablinger Architekten

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
© Andrew Phelps
© Andrew Phelps

© Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps +17

House D / Hohensinn Architektur

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
House D / Hohensinn Architektur, © Sebastian Schels
© Sebastian Schels

© Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels +14

Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects, © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel
© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel +19

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Bence Pap | Mario Gasser

01:00 - 18 January, 2014
Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Bence Pap | Mario Gasser, © Bence Pap | Mario Gasser
© Bence Pap | Mario Gasser

This proposal by architects Bence Pap and Mario Gasser of Studio Greg Lynn / University of Applied Arts Vienna has been ranked fourth in an international competition for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the Expo’s theme, “We feed the World – Energy for Life,” the pavilion aims to highlight Austria’s rich culture of craft and agriculture by offering a two-story experience that exhibits goods unique to the country. 

Panoramic Restaurant Karren / Architekten Rüf Stasi Partner

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
Panoramic Restaurant Karren  / Architekten Rüf Stasi Partner, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +16