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Blue Box / Hofrichter-Ritter Architekten

  • Architects: Hofrichter-Ritter Architekten
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Area: 4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Karl Heinz Putz, Christian Schellander

© Karl Heinz Putz © Karl Heinz Putz © Karl Heinz Putz © Christian Schellander

Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away

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."

Housing Laimburggasse / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

© Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott

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

© Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer

Spotlight: Hans Hollein

Mobiles Büro, aufblasbares Bürogebäude, 1969 . Image © Gino Molin-Pradl
Mobiles Büro, aufblasbares Bürogebäude, 1969 . Image © Gino Molin-Pradl

Described by Richard Meier as an architect whose "groundbreaking ideas" have "had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects," Austrian artist, architect, designer, theoretician and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein worked in all aspects of design, from architecture to furniture, jewelry, glasses, lamps - even door handles. Known in particular for his museum designs, from the Abteiberg Museum in Mönchengladbach to the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt to Vienna's Haas House, Hollein's work manifests a unique, fascinating take on 1950s Modernism.

Büro + Fabriksgebäude, Tainan, Taiwan, 2005-2008. Image © Atelier Adam Chen VULCANIA Centre Européen du Volcanisme, Auvergne, Frankreich, 1994-2002. Image © Atelier Hans Hollein / Sina Baniahmad Kerzengeschäft Marius Retti, Wien, Österreich, 1964–1965. Image © Franz Hubmann Haas Haus, Geschäftshaus, Wien, Österreich, 1985-1990. Image © Atelier Hans Hollein / Sina Baniahmad

Venice Biennale 2014: Austrian Pavilion Explores the Power of Parliament

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?”

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

© 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. 

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

House Z / HPSA

  • Architects: HPSA
  • Location: Austria
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid

© Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid

House P / Frohring Ablinger Architekten

© Andrew Phelps
© Andrew Phelps

© Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps © Andrew Phelps

House D / Hohensinn Architektur

  • Architects: Hohensinn Architektur
  • Location: Neuhofen im Innkreis, Austria
  • Area: 244.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Sebastian Schels

© Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels

Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects

© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / 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. 

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Metal

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: metal. Check out the projects after the break...