Weritas - Regional Visitor and Wine Center / gerner°gerner plus

10:00 - 22 March, 2015
Weritas - Regional Visitor and Wine Center / gerner°gerner plus, © Matthias Raiger
© Matthias Raiger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lower Austria, Austria
  • Design Team

    Matthias Raiger, Peter Blasl, Laurenz Vogel, Oliver Gerner, Christian Münster
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Matthias Raiger © Matthias Raiger © Matthias Raiger © Matthias Raiger +15

AZPML and SHARE Selected to Design 115-Meter Viennese Office Tower

14:00 - 18 March, 2015
AZPML and SHARE Selected to Design 115-Meter Viennese Office Tower, © SBDA
© SBDA

AZPML and SHARE architects have won a competition to the design a new prominent office tower in Vienna. The building, Schnirchgasse 11 “aims to strike a balance between a distinctive identity for the complex and an efficient operation, both in terms of flexibility of use and environmental performance,” by taking on a rhomboidal shape derived from the site’s geometry and shade conditions. 

More about the competition-winning scheme, after the break.

Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

14:17 - 2 March, 2015
Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper, © OLN/office le nomade
© OLN/office le nomade

Rüdiger Lainer and Partner plans to construct the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper next year in Vienna’s Seestadt Aspern area. 76 percent of the 84-meter tower is expected to be made from wood rather than concrete, saving approximately 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions (equivalent to driving a car 25 miles a day for 1,300 years). 

“I think it is important everyone now in 2014 thinks in different ways. We have wood, which is a perfect construction material for building,” she said. “It was used 200 years ago and it was perfect then and is perfect now,” says Kerbler project developer Caroline Palfy, commenting on the architects’ decision to use wood due to its environmental benefits.

An interior loft view and more details, after the break. 

Forest Refuge / Bernd Riegger Architektur

04:00 - 23 February, 2015
Forest Refuge  / Bernd Riegger Architektur , © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +21

House SPI / Spado Architects

01:00 - 22 February, 2015
House SPI / Spado Architects, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carinthia, Austria
  • Project Managers

    DI Hannes Schienegger and Arch DI Harald Weber
  • Area

    161.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +24

Kulturzentrum Ischgl / Parc Architekten

01:00 - 19 February, 2015
Kulturzentrum Ischgl / Parc Architekten, © David Schreyer
© David Schreyer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eggerweg 4, 6561 Ischgl, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Michael Fuchs, Barbara Poberschnigg, Di Dipl W-ing
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    David Schreyer, Karl Heinz, Courtesy of Parc Architekten

© Karl Heinz Courtesy of Parc Architekten © David Schreyer © David Schreyer +21

IVB Operational Service Building Innsbruck / peterlorenzateliers

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
IVB Operational Service Building Innsbruck / peterlorenzateliers , © Paolo Utimpergher
© Paolo Utimpergher

© Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher +30

Bus Stop Kressbad / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Bus Stop Kressbad / Rintala Eggertsson Architects, © Yuri Palmin
© Yuri Palmin

© Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin © Yuri Palmin +23

Haus Für Julia Und Björn / Innauer-Matt Architekten

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
Haus Für Julia Und Björn / Innauer-Matt Architekten, © Adolf Bereuter, Dornbirn
© Adolf Bereuter, Dornbirn

© Adolf Bereuter, Dornbirn © Adolf Bereuter, Dornbirn © Adolf Bereuter, Dornbirn © Adolf Bereuter, Dornbirn +19

Competition Entry: Pichler & Traupmann Fuses Two Axis to Envision Vienna High-Rise

00:00 - 1 February, 2015
Competition Entry: Pichler & Traupmann Fuses Two Axis to Envision Vienna High-Rise, Exterior showing the "slit". Image © Isochrom Vienna
Exterior showing the "slit". Image © Isochrom Vienna

The latest competition entry, "Gate 2 Tower" from Pichler & Traupmann Architekten examines the relationship formed between a high-rise building and its local and global surroundings to create a cohesive design that bridges the problematic gap between these different scales. Employing unconventional methods, Gate 2 Tower features geometries that not only create unique interactions, but also inform each other. 

Exterior showing the curved diagonal axis. Image © Isochrom Vienna Interior of an office space. Image © Isochrom Vienna Exterior showing relation at the "global" scale. Image © Isochrom Vienna Exterior showing the curved diagonal axis. Image © Isochrom Vienna +9

Garden House Refugium Laboratorium Klausur / Hertl Architekten

01:00 - 30 January, 2015
Garden House Refugium Laboratorium Klausur / Hertl Architekten, © Walter Ebenhofer
© Walter Ebenhofer

Where in the past a small square marked the medieval gateway to the old town district of Ennsdorf, the garden house stands today. Arisen from an old farmhouse which was entirely ruinous it shapes the counterpart of the historical tollhouse. The traces of the past have slightly vanished, the wayside shrine, that once stood impressive in front of the tollhouse's gable wall, has been moved to the right. The hedges have become too close to the free area.

Viennese Guest Room / heri&salli

01:00 - 27 January, 2015
Viennese Guest Room / heri&salli, © Hans Schubert
© Hans Schubert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria
  • Design Team

    Wolfgang Novotny
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hans Schubert © Hans Schubert © Hans Schubert © Hans Schubert +22

Accelerate@CERN Offers Research Stay and Chance to Create Physics-Inspired Architecture

01:00 - 25 January, 2015
Accelerate@CERN Offers Research Stay and Chance to Create Physics-Inspired Architecture, © Arts@CERN
© Arts@CERN

The practice of architecture has always been intertwined with the study of physics, both in structure and aesthetics. As the nuances of physics become better understood, architecture has the opportunity to grow and change, such as in Herzog and de Meuron’s particle physics-based designs. In the interest of nurturing the relationship between these two fields, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Department of Arts of the Federal Chancellery of Austria are teaming up to offer the Accelerate@CERN Austria award. Read on to learn more.

MVRDV to Construct Twisting “Hourglass-Shaped” Tower Near Vienna's Famous Gasometers

00:00 - 22 January, 2015
MVRDV to Construct Twisting “Hourglass-Shaped” Tower Near Vienna's Famous Gasometers, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV has been announced as winner of a two-stage, BAI-backed competition for a new “spatially-flexible” tower with a twisting “hourglass figure” near Vienna’s world famous Gasometers. The 110-meter “Turm mit Taille” (Tower with Waist) was shaped to minimize the effect of the building’s shadow cast onto neighboring buildings and an adjacent metro station. 

© MVRDV © MVRDV Office. Image © MVRDV Housing. Image © MVRDV +10

House G / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
House G / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +10

Tiwag Power Station Control Center / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Tiwag Power Station Control Center / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +20

Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Vorarlberg Museum / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekte, © Hanspeter Schiess
© Hanspeter Schiess

The new Vorarlberg museum completes the row of several culture buildings at the waterside of Lake Constance. The extraordinary concept is based on the principle of architectural continuity and it expands a listed building vertically and horizontally generating a new building form not by contrast but by contact of all parts differentiating them only by their surface structure.

176-Pound Concrete Slab Falls From Year-Old Zaha Hadid Library

00:00 - 7 January, 2015
176-Pound Concrete Slab Falls From Year-Old Zaha Hadid Library, Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Roland Halbe
Library and Learning Centre University of Economics Vienna / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Roland Halbe

A 176-pound (80 kilograms) chunk of concrete cladding has fallen from year-old Library and Learning Centre at the University of Economics Vienna. This, unfortunately, isn’t the first time the Zaha Hadid-designed structure has malfunctioned; last year, an “assembly error” was deemed the reason why a large piece of fiberglass-reinforced concrete crashed down in front of the building’s entrance.