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Shopping Nord Graz / BEHF Corporate Architects

11:00 - 14 February, 2017
Shopping Nord Graz / BEHF Corporate Architects, © Markus Kaiser
© Markus Kaiser

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Vienna's Donaukanal: A "Powerfully (Precariously) Positioned Planning Proposition"

04:00 - 13 February, 2017
Vienna's Donaukanal: A "Powerfully (Precariously) Positioned Planning Proposition", Historical segment of the Donaukanal bank named Fischerstiege: non-commercial area. Image © Gabu Heindl
Historical segment of the Donaukanal bank named Fischerstiege: non-commercial area. Image © Gabu Heindl

This article by Gabu Heindl, an Austrian architect and urbanist, was first published by Volume in their 50th issue, Beyond Beyond, the editorial of which is available to read here. Here, Heindl introduces the concept of "powerfully (precariously) positioned planning propositions" (PPPP) based on the Donaukanal project in Vienna.

In a certain sense, looking at the beyond is something that we cannot do today, other than from the vantage point of a beyond the ‘beyond’. Looking at the connections between progressive political movements and planning/building practices in modernity and their ways of departing into ever new ‘beyonds’, beyond the boundaries of historically given urban and social formations – today, we are certainly beyond these dynamics. And it is not so much postmodernism that needs to be invoked here, but rather two reflections on politics, planning/building related and otherwise, that are bound for the beyond. One reflection concerns how progressive, modernist, avant-garde politics, even at their height, were compromised by, or even complicit in, affinities with paternalistic, top-down governance (Red Vienna) or even with totalitarian rule (fascism). The second reflection, more pertinent to our present moment, concerns the extent to which the dynamics of going beyond have, since the late 1970s, shifted to a regime of (self-)government and accumulation which is addressed and theorized under labels such as neoliberalism, Post-Fordism or new spirit of capitalism. 

G43 / FADD Architects

02:00 - 20 January, 2017

 

G43  / FADD Architects, Courtesy of FADD Architects
Courtesy of FADD Architects

Courtesy of FADD Architects Courtesy of FADD Architects Courtesy of FADD Architects Courtesy of FADD Architects +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    1060 Vienna, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    FADD Architects
  • Area

    540.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

WER House / Spado Architects

03:00 - 10 January, 2017
WER House / Spado Architects, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +28

Griss Equine Veterinary Practice / marte.marte architects

03:00 - 27 December, 2016
Griss Equine Veterinary Practice  / marte.marte architects, Courtesy of marte.marte architects
Courtesy of marte.marte architects

Courtesy of marte.marte architects Courtesy of marte.marte architects Courtesy of marte.marte architects Courtesy of marte.marte architects +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Treietstraße 27, 6830 Rankweil, Austria
  • Area

    303.94 m2
  • Project Year

    2014

House Sch / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects

13:00 - 25 December, 2016
House Sch / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                +13

Alpine Restaurant Schmiedhof Alm / ARSP

11:00 - 23 December, 2016
Alpine Restaurant Schmiedhof Alm / ARSP, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun     © Zooey Braun     © Zooey Braun     © Zooey Braun     +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    5700 Zell am See, Austria
  • Project Leader

    Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Rike Kress
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

A+U 2016:11 Hermann Czech

04:00 - 22 December, 2016

The November 2016 issue of a+u is a special issue dedicated to the Austrian architect Hermann Czech, who lives and works in Vienna, and was edited in cooperation with guest editor Professor Christian Kühn of the Technische Universität Wien. This issue explores the many facets of his architectural thought and practice through works that range from furniture design through to urban-scale infrastructure.

Omicron Campus / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

11:00 - 13 December, 2016
Omicron Campus / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                +13

i+R Group Corporate Headquarters / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

05:00 - 7 December, 2016
i+R Group Corporate Headquarters / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                © Bruno Klomfar                +13

Secondary School / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

13:00 - 5 December, 2016
Secondary School / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar    © Bruno Klomfar    © Bruno Klomfar    © Bruno Klomfar    +13

Urban Reflections / HOLODECK architects

02:00 - 4 December, 2016
Urban Reflections  / HOLODECK architects, © Pasteiner
© Pasteiner

© Pasteiner        © Pasteiner        © Pasteiner        Urban Reflections  / HOLODECK architects +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig
  • Design Team

    Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig, Sven Klöcker, Jan Chladil, Stephan Goos, Sebastian Uhl, Stefan Förg, Alexej Kolyschkow
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012

House D / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

03:00 - 30 November, 2016
House D / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten, © Bruno Klomfar
© Bruno Klomfar

© Bruno Klomfar          © Bruno Klomfar          © Bruno Klomfar          © Bruno Klomfar          +13

The Architectural Integrity of Josef Frank's Villa Beer May Be Irrevocably Lost

04:00 - 21 November, 2016
The Architectural Integrity of Josef Frank's Villa Beer May Be Irrevocably Lost, Villa Beer (1930) / Josof Frank. ImagePublic Domain
Villa Beer (1930) / Josof Frank. ImagePublic Domain

The Villa Beer (1929-1930) is considered to be one of Josef Frank's—the great Austro-Swedish architect—most important built projects. As reported by DisegnoDaily, the architectural integrity of the house—which was originally commissioned by the industrialist Julius Beer and built in the Viennese suburb of Hietzing—is now under threat despite being proposed for protection by the Austrian government as a historic site in 2007.

The Long(ish) Read: "Ornament and Crime" by Adolf Loos

04:00 - 2 November, 2016
The Long(ish) Read: "Ornament and Crime" by Adolf Loos, Villa Müller (1930), Czech Republic / Adolf Loos
Villa Müller (1930), Czech Republic / Adolf Loos

Welcome to the fourth installment of The Long(ish) Read: an AD feature which presents texts written by notable essayists that resonate with contemporary architecture, interior architecture, urbanism or landscape design. Ornament and Crime began as a lecture delivered by Adolf Loos in 1910 in response to a time (the late 19th and early 20th Centuries) and a place (Vienna), in which Art Nouveau was the status quo.

Loos used the essay as a vehicle to explain his distain of "ornament" in favour of "smooth and previous surfaces," partly because the former, to him, caused objects and buildings to become unfashionable sooner, and therefore obsolete. This—the effort wasted in designing and creating superfluous ornament, that is—he saw as nothing short of a "crime." The ideas embodied in this essay were forerunners to the Modern movement, including practices that would eventually be at core of the Bauhaus in Weimar.

Why the Austrian Government's Plan to Demolish Hitler's Birth House is Contentious

04:00 - 1 November, 2016
Why the Austrian Government's Plan to Demolish Hitler's Birth House is Contentious, US soldiers photographed defacing Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn (1945)
US soldiers photographed defacing Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn (1945)

Mankind has a strange relationship with the darker elements of its history. While some argue that we must consign our greatest mistakes to the past in order to move forward, others believe that ignoring, or refusing to acknowledge, our transgressions dishonors those who suffered – and leaves us vulnerable to repeating them. This ongoing debate has found its latest incarnation in western Austria, where the national government has announced its intention to demolish a seemingly unremarkable yellow house in the riverside town of Braunau am Inn – a house which, despite its unassuming façade, has gained infamy as the birthplace of Adolf Hitler.

Motorway Maintenance Centre Salzburg / marte.marte Architekten

02:00 - 26 October, 2016
Motorway Maintenance Centre Salzburg / marte.marte Architekten, © Marc Lins
© Marc Lins

© Marc Lins © Marc Lins © Marc Lins © Marc Lins +23

Narzissenbad Aussee Spa Resort / Schulz Architektur

01:00 - 15 October, 2016
Narzissenbad Aussee Spa Resort / Schulz Architektur, Courtesy of Schulz Architektur
Courtesy of Schulz Architektur

Courtesy of Schulz Architektur Courtesy of Schulz Architektur © C. Wökinger Photography Courtesy of Schulz Architektur +17