Haus-Rucker-Co: Architectural Utopia Reloaded

01:00 - 30 December, 2014
Haus-Rucker-Co: Architectural Utopia Reloaded, Haus-Rucker-Co, Ballon für Zwei, Apollogasse, Wien, 1967. Image © Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann
Haus-Rucker-Co, Ballon für Zwei, Apollogasse, Wien, 1967. Image © Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann

When fears regarding environmental pollution and potential catastrophe were at a high in the 1970s, Haus-Rucker-Co set out to develop a “new concept of architecture.” Based in Vienna, the group was known for their interactive exhibitions and their development of utopian architectural ideas, which showed how people could affect their own environment. Now, their work between 1967 and 1977 is the theme of “Architectural Utopia Reloaded,” the latest exhibition on display at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin.

Atelier Thomas Pucher's Urban Terraces to be Built in Vienna

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
Atelier Thomas Pucher's Urban Terraces to be Built in Vienna , © Lukas Gać
© Lukas Gać

Atelier Thomas Pucher has won first prize in an invited competition to realize a cluster of “Urban Terraces” in Vienna. Described as a product of the “modern patchwork city,” the project is designed to connect its residents to the surrounding districts and open space through the “countless sight lines” preserved by the circular nature of the mid-rise buildings. This is intended to achieve a sense of “urban porosity” within a stacked residential landscape. 

© Jam Jam © Lukas Gać © Lukas Gać Macro Neighborhoods - Our planning opens countless lines of sight between the adjacent districts as a way of bringing together the neighborhoods in a macro sense. The result is a porous urban intervention that acts as a moderator or host between the neighborhoods. Image Courtesy of Atelier Thomas Pucher +19

White Pine Bungalow / abendroth architekten

01:00 - 27 December, 2014
White Pine Bungalow / abendroth architekten, © Andreas Buchberger
© Andreas Buchberger

© Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger +25

Bundesgymnasium Gainfarn - Bad Vöslau / Franz Architekten

01:00 - 24 December, 2014
Bundesgymnasium Gainfarn - Bad Vöslau / Franz Architekten, Courtesy of Franz Architekten
Courtesy of Franz Architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gainfarn, 2540 Bad Vöslau, Austria
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Franz Architekten

Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten Courtesy of Franz Architekten +27

Apartment H+M / destilat

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Apartment H+M / destilat , © Monika Nguyen
© Monika Nguyen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mariahilfer Straße, Wien, Austria
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen +14

Steirereck / PPAG architects

00:00 - 17 December, 2014
Steirereck / PPAG architects, © pierer.net
© pierer.net
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stadtpark, 1030 Vienna, Austria
  • Project Leader

    Manfred Karl Botz
  • Planning Team

    Roland Basista, Jakub Dvorak, Patrick Hammer, Annika Hillebrand, Philipp Müllner, Lucie Najvarova, Adrian Trifu, Felix Zankel
  • Area

    1950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    pierer.net, Courtesy of PPAG architects

© pierer.net © pierer.net © pierer.net © pierer.net +35

Residential and Dental Practice Immler / ARSP

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Residential and Dental Practice Immler / ARSP, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hard, Austria
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +24

Haus Hohlen / Jochen Specht

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Haus Hohlen / Jochen Specht, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +30

Haus Kaltschmieden / Bernardo Bader Architects

01:00 - 28 November, 2014
Haus Kaltschmieden / Bernardo Bader Architects, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +14

A Small Studio for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture / Christian Tonko

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
A Small Studio for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture / Christian Tonko, © Eduard Hueber
© Eduard Hueber
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bregenz, Austria
  • Structural Engineer

    Ernst Mader, Markus Flatz
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber © Eduard Hueber +21

House Feurstein / Innauer‐Matt Architekten

01:00 - 24 November, 2014
House Feurstein / Innauer‐Matt Architekten, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +13

House at the Pond / HPSA

01:00 - 23 November, 2014
House at the Pond / HPSA, © Dietmar Hammerschmid
© Dietmar Hammerschmid
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hubertus Street 5, 4201 Gramastetten, Austria
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid +17

Peter Rosegger Nursing Home / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
Peter Rosegger Nursing Home / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © Paul Ott
© Paul Ott

© Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott +24

Fitting in the Protection Zone in Strebersdorf / Abendroth Architekten

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
Fitting in the Protection Zone in Strebersdorf / Abendroth Architekten, © Andreas Buchberger
© Andreas Buchberger

© Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger +18

Hadid, Gehry, and Others Fight to Save Helmut Richter's Modernist Masterpiece

00:00 - 20 November, 2014
Hadid, Gehry, and Others Fight to Save Helmut Richter's Modernist Masterpiece, Science Secondary School in Kinkplatz, Vienna, Exterior. Image © Manfred Seidl
Science Secondary School in Kinkplatz, Vienna, Exterior. Image © Manfred Seidl

The Science Secondary School in Kinkplatz, Vienna is the work of late Modernist architect Helmut Richter. Considered to be his most iconic and enduring work, Richter’s school is now faced with partial demolition to make way for a conversion of the building’s use and architects from around the world are making an effort to prevent that demolition from happening. Influential individuals, from Zaha Hadid to Bernard Tschumi, have signed a petition voicing their dissent and demanding that Richter’s legacy be protected. See the details, and sign the petition, after the break.

“Hypotopia”: Architecture as a Vehicle for Political Action

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
“Hypotopia”: Architecture as a Vehicle for Political Action, © Armin Walcher
© Armin Walcher

In the wake of the global financial crisis, banking scandals and government bailouts have made countless news headlines around the world. With such large sums of taxpayer money being funneled to the troubled financial sector, ordinary individuals are left to wonder how it will affect their own lives. But how can an entire country rise up and make their voices heard when it is nearly impossible to understand the magnitude of such an injustice? In Austria, a group of innovative students from the Technical University of Vienna set out to answer this question and have taken to a new form of protest in order to make the consequences of one Europe’s largest financial scandals in recent history a tangible reality.

To demonstrate the €19 billion price tag of Austria’s recent bailout of Hypo-Alpe-Adria, students designed and built a scale model of a fictional city called “Hypotopia,” a portmanteau of the bank's name and "utopia." According to Lukas Zeilbauer, “while utopia stands for an ideal fictitious world, ‘hypo’ is a Greek word meaning under, beneath or bellow - so a change coming from the bottom, from the folk.” Embodying an idealistic society with plentiful renewable resources and public education for people of all ages, the model city would theoretically contain 102,574 inhabitants, making it the sixth largest city in Austria.

Read on after the break to find out how an architecture model has drawn international attention and propelled an entire country to take action.

© Armin Walcher © Armin Walcher © Armin Walcher © Armin Walcher +15

Team Of Interviewers Ask: 'What Is Architecture?'

00:00 - 13 November, 2014

What is Architecture? (WIA), a small collection of interviews with influential architects from around Europe, seeks to "provide clear and concise information about architecture", thereby "forming a panoramic view of today's architectural thinking." Set up by three students of architecture residing in Innsbruck, the WIA team have interviewed the likes of Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Sir Peter Cook (CRAB Studio), Jacob and Nathalie van Rijs (MVRDV), and Ben van Berkel (UNStudio). Their collection, though small, is continually expanding.

See a selection of WIA's interviews after the break (or see the entire collection here).

Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Wirtschaftspark Breitensee / HOLODECK Architects, © Wolfgang Thaler
© Wolfgang Thaler

© Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler © Wolfgang Thaler +38