Auditorium Center in WU Campus / BUSarchitektur

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Architects: BUSarchitektur
Location: Welthandelsplatz, 1020 ,
Design Team: Laura P. Spinadel, Jean Pierre Bolivar, Bernd Pflüger
Project Area: 28,349 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BOAnet.at

WU Campus Masterplan / BUSarchitektur

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Architects: BUSarchitektur
Location: Welthandelsplatz, ,
Team: Laura P. Spinadel, Jean Pierre Bolivar, Bernd Pflüger
Project Area: 67,000 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BOAnet.at

Exac-Wu Executive Academy / NO.MAD

© Roland Halbe

Architects: NO.MAD
Location: , Austria
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Arroyo
Area: 20200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roland Halbe

House BCU / [tp3] architekten

© Mark Sengstbratl

Architects: [tp3] architekten
Location: , Austria
Area: 180.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mark Sengstbratl

House WHV / [tp3] architekten

© Ulrich Kehrer

Architects: [tp3] architekten
Location: 4621 ,
Area: 150.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ulrich Kehrer

Central Station Salzburg / Kadawittfeld Architektur

© Taufik Kenan

Architects: Kadawittfeld Architektur
Location: Salzburg,
Project Manager: Aldrik Lichtwark
Client: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG
Area: 60,364 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Taufik Kenan, Angelo Kaunat

House ICP / [tp3] architekten

© Ulrich Kehrer

Architects: [tp3] architekten
Location: St. Valentin,
Area: 9,250 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Ulrich Kehrer

Wasserwerk Andritz / hohensinn architektur

© Paul Ott photografiert

Architects: hohensinn architektur
Location: Andritz, ,
Project Leader: Martin Urmann, Georg Eder
Client: Grazer Stadtwerke AG
Area: 2340.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Ott photografiert

Fire Station | Club House | Gnadenwald / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt

© Birgit Köll

Architects: Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt
Location: Gnadenwald,
Collaboraters: Alessio Perfetti
Structural Engineer: ZSZ Ingenieure, Innsbruck
Area: 1198.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Birgit Köll, Alessio Perfetti

Graz University Center for Production + Day Care / Hans Mesnaritsch

© Angelo Kaunat

Architects: Hans Mesnaritsch
Location: , Austria
Principal Designer: , Franz Georg Spannberger
Design Team: Michaela Zopf, Johanna Kliment, Alfred Wirschke, Hubert Stöger
Area: 29500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Angelo Kaunat, Gisela Erlacher

House M / hohensinn architektur

© Paul Ott photografiert

Architects: hohensinn architektur
Location: Bad Aussee,
Project Leader: Pair Dicke
Area: 157 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Ott photografiert

Kindergarten St. Salvator Graz / Reitmayr Architekten

© Paul Ott

Architects: Reitmayr Architekten
Location: Graz, Styria,
Owner: Parish Graz Salvator
Year: 2012
Photographs: Paul Ott

Domplatz / hohensinn architektur

© Paul Ott photografiert

Architects: hohensinn architektur
Location: ,
Team: Pair Dicke, Ognjen Persoglio,Thomas Klietmann, Klemens Mitheis, Mario Mayrl, Franz Jelisitz
Area: 7100.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Ott photografiert

GRAFT Wins Competition to Design Resort in Lofer

Hotel. Image © GRAFT

has won first place in a competition to design a “premium common good resort” in Lofer, Austria. Located in the Pinzgau region of , the resort will include a hotel complex, staff building, workshop based on “the economy for the common good,” “café villa” and a premium residence area. GRAFT’s design was highly lauded by both the client and locals, all of whom were fully involved in the decision process.

Kindergarten St. Johann-Köppling / Reitmayr Architekten

© Paul Ott

Architects: Reitmayr Architekten
Location: , Austria
Owner: Community St. Johann-Köppling
Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul Ott

Gaspoltshofen / Gärtner+Neururer

© Andrew Phelps

Architects: Gärtner+Neururer
Location: Gaspoltshofen,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Andrew Phelps, Klaus Costadedoi

Bathing Hut / SHARE Architects

© Kurt Kuball

Architects: SHARE Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: M. Bambuch
Structural Engineer: Buschina & Partner ZT GmbH
Area: 45.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kurt Kuball

Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Austria Wins Top Honors

© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy

A team of Austrian students from University of Technology (Team Austria) has won top honors for “designing, building, and operating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive solar-powered house” at the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon. The net-positive home, known as “LISI – Living inspired by sustainable innovation,” prides itself for being a simple, smart house that is capable of adapting to a variety of lifestyles and climate zones.

Prior to being crowned as winner, LISI competed against eighteen other student-built, solar-powered homes over the course of ten days in Irvine, California. This was the first time an Austrian university has participated in the U.S. Solar Decathlon. Learn more about the winning design by reading the team’s project description after the break.