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: , Austria
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, . Located in the Pinzgau region of Salzburg, 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: Sankt Johann-Köppling,
Owner: Community St. Johann-Köppling
Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul Ott

Gaspoltshofen / Gärtner+Neururer

© Andrew Phelps

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

Bathing Hut / SHARE Architects

© Kurt Kuball

Architects: SHARE Architects
Location: Vienna,
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.

Nursing Home / Gärtner+Neururer

© Pia Odorizzi

Architects: Gärtner+Neururer
Location: Esternberg,
Area: 7,575 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Pia Odorizzi, Klaus Costadedoi

Stoaninger Mühlviertel Destillation / HPSA

© Dietmar Hammerschmid

Architects: HPSA
Location: ,
Year: 2010
Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid

Musikprobelokal Schützenheim Natters / Gsottbauer architektur.werkstatt

© Birgit Köll

Architects: Gsottbauer Architektur
Location: , Austria
Collaboraters: Julia Schwamberger, Thomas Gruber
Structural Engineer: Alfred R. Brunnsteiner, Natters
Acoustic Engineer: Atelier – arge steininger&zehetmayr
Area: 812.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Birgit Köll

Palais Rasumofsky / Baar-Baarenfels

© Vera Subkus

Architects: Baar-Baarenfels
Location: , Austria
Design Team: Johannes , Ernst Stockinger, Martin Reis, Petr Vokal, Georg Pamperl
Area: 11,000 sqm
Photographs: Vera Subkus

25hours Hotel Vienna / BWM Architekten

© Rupert Steiner

Architects: BWM Architekten
Location: Vienna,
Area: 12,900 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rupert Steiner

Annakapelle Schladming / HPSA + Wolfgang Günther

© Dietmar Hammerschmid

Architects: HPSA + Wolfgang Günther
Location: , Austria
Year: 2009
Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid

Medical Practice / HPSA

© Dietmar Hammerschmid

Architects: HPSA
Location: , Austria
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid

Haus Hainbach / MOOSMANN

© Manfred Seidl

Architects: MOOSMANN
Location: , Austria
Architect In Charge: Thomas
Structural Engineering: RW
Area: 112 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Manfred Seidl

House W / HPSA

© Dietmar Hammerschmid

Architects: HPSA
Location: Mitterberg,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid

House by the Lake / Marte.Marte Architekten

© Marc Lins

Architects: Marte.Marte Architekten ZT GmbH
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Arch.DI Bernhard Marte, Arch.DI Stefan Marte
Area: 228 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marc Lins

How Vienna Designs Gender Equality Into the City Itself

Via Flickr. Image © Peter M

An interesting article in The Atlantic Cities reveals the ideas behind “gender mainstreaming” in Vienna, a policy that began in the early 1990s and has had a huge effect on the past two decades of city planning there. Initially intended specifically to make the city more livable for women, the principles have proven so successful that they now form a part of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s best practices. You can read the full article here.