Housing Laimburggasse / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

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Architects: Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten
Location: Laimburggasse 40, 8010 Graz,
Area: 5159.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Ott

Wasserwerk Andritz / hohensinn architektur

© Paul Ott photografiert

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

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

Kindergarten St. Salvator Graz / Reitmayr Architekten

© Paul Ott

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

Karmeliterhof / LOVE architecture and urbanism

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Architects: LOVE architecture and urbanism
Location: Karmeliterplatz, Graz,
Design Team: Martin Brischnik, Peter Goetz, Andreas Perchinig, Sigrid Derler
Area: 9,855 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jasmin Schuller / Visual Entertainment

Villa P / LOVE architecture and urbanism

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Architects: LOVE architecture and urbanism
Location: Waltendorf ,
Design Team: Sigrid Derler, Sabine Sternbach
Area: 180.7 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jasmin Schuller

Messequartier Graz / Markus Pernthaler

© Paul Ott

Architects: Markus Pernthaler
Location: ,
Area: 20,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul Ott

Graz Main Station Local Transport Hub / Zechner & Zechner

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Architects: Zechner & Zechner
Location: Europaplatz, ,
Architect In Charge: DI. Kai Uwe Preissl
Construction Steel: Zenkner & Handel
Construction Concrete: Schimetta Consult
Client: Holding Graz Linien
Construction Cost: € 90 Million
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner

XAL Competence Center / INNOCAD Architektur

© Paul Ott

Architects: INNOCAD Architektur
Location: , Austria
Construction Costs: EUR 1,8 million
Area: 1,900 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Ott

Green City Housing Complex / Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

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Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects, in collaboration with Viennese office BKK-3, shared with us their third place winning proposal for the ‘Green City’ housing complex which will include 700 apartments in , . The whole concept of their project is to create a clear hierarchy of public and semi-public spaces by means of simple volumes of apartment buildings. Their design is based on repeating the same three objects and interlinking them through a common yard ranked among three best projects. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Villa SK / Atelier Thomas Pucher

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Architects: Atelier Thomas Pucher
Location: Graz,
Design Team: Thomas Pucher, Christa Pucher, Hannes Stöffler, Gustav Ibing
Project Area: 240.0 sqm
Photographs: Lukas Schaller

Crossroad Offices Extension / OFIS Arhitekti

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The new extension for the Crossroad Offices by OFIS Arhitekti acts as a crossroad regulator between the existing villa and its approach from the street on the south side and the underground parking on the east side. The actual form derives from the main logical directions on the site to the main destinations as the new volume is positioned behind the existing villa with individual cut outs, ‘green bays’, in function of the extended external park coming into the pavilion. Inside they form divisions between internal spaces and create dynamic, light and calming atmosphere. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Chapel of Rest in Graz / HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

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Architects: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
Location: , Austria
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Karl Heinz Putz


Advanced Building Skins Conference

Courtesy of University of Technology

Organized by Graz University of Technology, the ‘Advanced Building Skins’ Conference will take place June 14-15 where creative, innovative professionals and researchers at the forefront of skin design will discuss tasks and issues in research, design and manufacturing of high-performance façades and building envelopes. Participants will gain new perspectives on, and an enhanced insight into, developments and research in design and engineering for tomorrow’s advanced building skins. uilding skins have rarely been as fascinating and challenging as they are today. They are the most interesting field in contemporary architecture. Façades and building envelopes are determining the visual identity, character and expression of architecture. The design of buildings’ skins shapes the urban environment. For more information, please visit here.

Climate Protection Supermarket / LOVE Architecture

© Jasmin Schuller

Architects: Love Architecture
Location: , Austria
Area: NSF 1,100 sqm, GFA 1,500 sqm
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Jasmin Schuller

Dense Cities Conference

Under the title “Dense Cities”, the Institute of Architectural Typologies at University of Technology addresses the broad topic of urban density and its relevance to actual production of architecture. There is every indication that the habitat of the 21st century will be the city. Whilst a major part of this development will take place in megacities and megaurban areas, the open development of medium-sized cities, which still see themselves as founded on the centrally oriented historical city, would seem to invite discussion of new approaches to design and planning in architecture.

At an international symposium from 26/05/2011 till 28/05/2011 in Graz, attention turns to the question of how to shape an active role for architecture in the development of “Dense Cities“. The range of questions covers all levels of scale ranging from urban landscape and agglomeration through districts to blocks and individual buildings, covering everything from the development of new building typologies on through actual interventions in the urban setting to analyses of transformations of urban density.

For more information, visit the conference’s official website.

NIK / Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

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Architects: Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger
Location: Graz,
Project Team: Thomas Pucher, Alfred , Martin Mathy, Maria Richter-Trummer, Hans Waldhör, Ingmar Zwirn David Klemmer, Christof Schermann, Boris Murnig, Sahar Arjomand Bigdely, Thomas Zach
Project area: 1,400 sqm
Photographs: Andreas Buchberger

Schmuck House / Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten

© Paul Ott photografiert

Architects: Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten ZT GmbH
Location: Graz,
Project team: DI Irene Nikolaus, DI Gabriele Leitner
Client: Erwin Schmuck and Sylvia Schmuck
Project area: 150 sqm
Project year: 2003 – 2005
Photographs: Paul Ott photografiert