House GT / Archinauten

05:00 - 5 July, 2015
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Solarcity Kindergarden / x architekten

06:00 - 5 April, 2015
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Light Matters: Smart Flying Pixels Create a Floating Glow

00:00 - 10 October, 2014

Imagine luminaires that could fly and visualise new buildings or individually guide you through space. What would happen if you could even interact with these flying pixels? These concepts could be realised in the near future as the first prototypes and experiments are being introduced. Software-driven LED pixels combined with drone swarm technology provide extraordinary possibilities for inducing new forms of spatial experience. These luminous pixel clouds emerge as digital patterns, but at the same time they emanate a romantic quality with their unique star formations twinkling in the night sky. The first projects have shared a playful note, but laboratories such as MIT's SENSEable City Lab, ARES Lab and Ars Electronica Futurelab have shown an intriguing future in urban design for guidance systems or envisioning real estate developments, as advances in battery technology and wireless control have opened new perspectives for a life with smart flying pixels.

House B.A.B.E. / destilat

08:00 - 18 February, 2014
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Building Transformed Into Giant Rubik's Cube

00:00 - 7 December, 2013

For his thesis project, Javier Lloret turned a building into a giant, solvable Rubik's Cube. Making use of the media facade of the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, he projected the world's most famous handheld puzzle onto a huge scale - inviting passers-by to solve the puzzle. In the process, Lloret transformed the nearby area, showing that (when used correctly) technology can make the urban environment more fun.

Read on to find out how Lloret did it...

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City Cemetery St. Martin / Heidl Architekten

01:00 - 2 December, 2013
© Josef Pausch
© Josef Pausch
  • Architects

    Heidl Architekten
  • Location

  • Landscape Architecture

    DI Barbara Bacher, Linz
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Josef Pausch

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Domplatz / hohensinn architektur

01:00 - 17 October, 2013
© Paul Ott photografiert
© Paul Ott photografiert

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Opera House Linz / Terry Pawson Architects

00:00 - 14 August, 2013
© Helmut Karl Lackner
© Helmut Karl Lackner
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Executive Architects

    architekturconsult zt gmbh / archinauten - dworschak + mühlbachler architekten zt gmbh
  • Structural Engineering

    schimetta consult zt gmbh
  • Lightning Design

    kress & adams
  • Landscape Design

    land in sicht, wien
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Helmut Karl Lackner, Dirk schoenmaker

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Kindergarten and after-school Care Center / Alexa Zahn architects

01:00 - 28 November, 2012
© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    Alexa Zahn, Barbara Schwab
  • Building Physics

    Office Krückl, DI Thomas Seidel
  • Statics

    Office H+W, Werkraum Wien (competition)
  • Area

    1,200 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Hertha Hurnaus

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House 2y / destilat

01:00 - 8 November, 2012
© Mark Sengstbratl
© Mark Sengstbratl

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Schlossmuseum Linz / HoG Architektur

01:00 - 28 February, 2012
© Paul Ott
© Paul Ott

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Science Park Linz / Caramel Architekten

01:00 - 8 February, 2012
© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

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Wimmer Medien Business Center and Urban Development / Atelier Thomas Pucher

04:00 - 10 January, 2012
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© MISS3

The proposal for the Wimmer Medien Business Center and Urban Development in Linz, Austria by Atelier Thomas Pucher recently won the third prize in the international invited competition. Their main concept is the creation of a 33,600 m2 gross floor area central public space that recovers the mystical feeling of the Italian piazzas, offering flexibility to host the most variety of events and activities, like ice-skating, Christmas market or outdoors cinema. This piazza is also a central point for the social life of the building, providing outdoors spaces for the offices, significant synergies for the commercial area and a feeling of the life of the city to the apartments. More images and architects’ description after the break.

3M House / destilat

01:00 - 5 August, 2011
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My Home is my Patio / x Architekten

01:00 - 19 September, 2010
© Max Nirnberger
© Max Nirnberger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Feilstraße, 4020 Linz, Austria
  • Partners In Charge

    David Birgmann, Bettina Brunner, Rainer Kasik, Max Nirnberger, Lorenz Prommegger
  • Client

    WAG Wohnungsanlagen GmbH
  • Area

    1650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Max Nirnberger

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Villa A / Najjar-Najjar Architects

01:00 - 19 August, 2010
© Manfred Seidl
© Manfred Seidl
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pöstlingberg, Linz, Austria
  • Architects

    Najjar-Najjar Architects
  • Design Team

    Julia Martin, Ali Reza Milaninia, Sebastian Brandter
  • Structural Engineers

    Dipl: Ing Karl Födermayr
  • Garden Design

    Topolis landscape architecture
  • M&E Consultant

    Techplan - Franz Mack
  • Main Contractor

    Auboeck Bau Gmbh
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Manfred Seidl

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Mechatronik / Caramel Architekten

01:00 - 2 May, 2010
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

     Caramel Architekten
  • Structural Engineering

    Werkraum ZT gmbh, Vienna
  • Contracting Party, Client

    BIG
  • User

    Johannes Kepler University, Linz
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

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Vanilli / x Architekten

01:00 - 7 March, 2010

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