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: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid

Haus Hainbach / MOOSMANN

© Manfred Seidl

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

House W / HPSA

© Dietmar Hammerschmid

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

House by the Lake / Marte.Marte Architekten

© Marc Lins

Architects: Marte.Marte Architekten ZT GmbH
Location: Bregenz,
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.

Haus Am See / Spado Architects

© Kurt Kuball

Architects: Spado Architects
Location: , Austria
Project Manager: DI Harald Weber
Area: 73 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kurt Kuball

Löwenpark Melk / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

© Bruno Klomfar

Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
Location: Melk,
Design & Project Team: Johannes Kraut, Thomas Mayerhofer, Rene Schmid
Project Management: Office Stickelberger
Area: 11,479 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

House A&B / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

© Bruno Klomfar

Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
Location: Perchtoldsdorf,
Design & Project Team: Richard Smertnik, Johannes Kraut, Tina Dolch
Structural Engineer: KPPK, Harald Pönninger
Area: 215 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

The Barn / Mark Neuner & Mostlikely Architecture

© Maik Perfahl

Architects: Mark Neuner & Mostlikely Architecture
Location: ,
Area: 310 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Maik Perfahl

House S / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

© Andrew Phelps

Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
Location: Sankt Martin, Klagenfurt,
Design & Project Team: Johannes Kraut, Wolfgang Hausladen
Area: 356 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Andrew Phelps

ALPL / Smertnik Kraut Architekten

© Josef Mandl

Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
Location: Alpl, Styria,
Design & Project Team: Richard Smertnik
Area: 332 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Josef Mandl

High School Crinkled Wall / Wiesflecker Architecture

© David Schreyer

Architects: Wiesflecker Architecture
Location: Kufstein,
Artist (Crinkled Wall): Karl-Heinz Klopf
Planning Team (Crinkled Wall): Karl-Heinz Klopf, Heinrich Kurz, Rita Duarte, Michael Kritzinger
Planning Team: Johannes Wiesflecker, Michael Kritzinger, Daniel Steindl, Jurgen Groener, Andrea Kammerlander
Client: Big-Art
Area: 4080.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Schreyer

Edel_Weiss Residence / Matteo Thun & Partners

© Christian Wöckinger

Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Oliver Hofmeister, Jens Seemueller
Project Manager Architecture: Bruno Franchi
Interior Design: Michael Catoir
Interior Designers: Sabrina Pinkes, Maren Weitz
Light Design: Simone Fumagalli
Area: 4000.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Christian Wöckinger, Jens Weber

Eastern Promises Exhibition

© Li Xiaodong Atelier Liyuan Library, Liyuan, China, 2011

Currently on exhibit until October 6th at MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in , the Eastern Promises, Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia focuses on the promise of a pioneering architecture, which is especially associated with East Asian countries. Projects from China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea reflect local traditions and conditions as well as a critical awareness of global media technologies leading to an architectural approach that is less interested in iconic objects and spectacular forms than in a structural realignment of society in its spatial dimensions. A program of selected short films rounds off the exhibition with moments of experimental city viewing and everyday appropriation of (public) space. More information after the break.

Das Aigner / Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig

© Andreas Buchberger

Architects: Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig
Location: Ybbsitz,
Area: 160 sqm
Photographs: Andreas Buchberger, Weinfranz


© Simon Bauer

Location: Upper ,
Architect In Charge: Mag. Arch. Christian Stummer – Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Fiereder
Year: 2010
Photographs: Simon Bauer