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

04:55 - 24 July, 2015

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

15:00 - 10 July, 2015
Wiese / Synn Architekten, © Hertha Hurnaus
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Cultural Centre Bad Radkersburg / Gangoly & Kristiner Architects

03:00 - 7 July, 2015
Cultural Centre Bad Radkersburg / Gangoly & Kristiner Architects, © Paul Ott
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The Whole Building’s a Stage in This Conceptual Cirque du Soleil Theatre Design

08:00 - 5 July, 2015
The Whole Building’s a Stage in This Conceptual Cirque du Soleil Theatre Design , Courtesy of Flying Architecture
Courtesy of Flying Architecture

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

05:00 - 5 July, 2015
House GT / Archinauten, Courtesy of Archinauten
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Donaupromenade, 4020 Linz, Austria
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Archinauten

House Dornbirn / k_m architektur

03:00 - 3 July, 2015
House Dornbirn / k_m architektur, Courtesy of k_m architektur
Courtesy of k_m architektur

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Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

03:00 - 29 June, 2015
Vineyard Högl in Wachau / Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz, Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz
Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Wachau, 2822 Walpersbach, Austria
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Elmar Ludescher + Philip Lutz

KIBE Child Care Centre / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

05:00 - 28 June, 2015
KIBE Child Care Centre / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten, © Krischner & Oberhofer photography
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Montforthaus in Feldkirch / HASCHER JEHLE Architektur + mitiska wäger architekten

05:00 - 23 June, 2015
Montforthaus in Feldkirch / HASCHER JEHLE Architektur + mitiska wäger architekten, © Svenja Bockhop
© Svenja Bockhop

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Bildungscampus Sonnwendviertel / PPAG architects

20:00 - 19 June, 2015
Bildungscampus Sonnwendviertel / PPAG architects,  City of children. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
City of children. Image © 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 +22

  • 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

Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

05:00 - 13 June, 2015
Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © dermaurer
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  • Architects

  • 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

Mountain-View House / SoNo arhitekti

02:00 - 10 June, 2015
Mountain-View House / SoNo arhitekti, Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti
Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge

    Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nina Tešanović, Nejc Batistič
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti

The Maiden Tower / Marte Marte Architekten

02:00 - 1 June, 2015
The Maiden Tower / Marte Marte Architekten, ©  Marc Lins
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AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham

06:00 - 25 May, 2015
AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham, © 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

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 +7

Graz Main Station Redevelopment / Zechner & Zechner

05:00 - 19 May, 2015
Graz Main Station Redevelopment  / Zechner & Zechner, © pierer.net
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Penthouse V / destilat

20:00 - 6 May, 2015
Penthouse V / destilat, Courtesy of destilat
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  • Architects

  • Location

    9210 Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Austria
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of destilat

Innsbruck Trade Fair A / ARGE CNBZ Architects

03:00 - 4 May, 2015
Innsbruck Trade Fair A / ARGE CNBZ Architects, © Hanspeter Schiess
© Hanspeter Schiess

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Innsbruck, Austria
  • Architects in Charge

    Andreas Cukrowicz, Stefan Abbrederis
  • Partner Architects

    Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architects Zt Gmbh (Bechter Zaffignani, Thomas Marte)
  • Area

    20715.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Swarovski Kristallwelten / Snøhetta

03:00 - 30 April, 2015
Swarovski Kristallwelten / Snøhetta, © Patrick Lüth
© Patrick Lüth

© Swarovski Kristallwelten Courtesy of Snøhetta © Patrick Lüth © Swarovski Kristallwelten +16