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Urban Reflections / HOLODECK architects

02:00 - 4 December, 2016
Urban Reflections  / HOLODECK architects, © Pasteiner
© Pasteiner

© Pasteiner        © Pasteiner        © Pasteiner        Urban Reflections  / HOLODECK architects +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    1010 Vienna, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig
  • Design Team

    Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig, Sven Klöcker, Jan Chladil, Stephan Goos, Sebastian Uhl, Stefan Förg, Alexej Kolyschkow
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The Architectural Integrity of Josef Frank's Villa Beer May Be Irrevocably Lost

04:00 - 21 November, 2016
The Architectural Integrity of Josef Frank's Villa Beer May Be Irrevocably Lost, Villa Beer (1930) / Josof Frank. ImagePublic Domain
Villa Beer (1930) / Josof Frank. ImagePublic Domain

The Villa Beer (1929-1930) is considered to be one of Josef Frank's—the great Austro-Swedish architect—most important built projects. As reported by DisegnoDaily, the architectural integrity of the house—which was originally commissioned by the industrialist Julius Beer and built in the Viennese suburb of Hietzing—is now under threat despite being proposed for protection by the Austrian government as a historic site in 2007.

The Long(ish) Read: "Ornament and Crime" by Adolf Loos

04:00 - 2 November, 2016
The Long(ish) Read: "Ornament and Crime" by Adolf Loos, Villa Müller (1930), Czech Republic / Adolf Loos
Villa Müller (1930), Czech Republic / Adolf Loos

Welcome to the fourth installment of The Long(ish) Read: an AD feature which presents texts written by notable essayists that resonate with contemporary architecture, interior architecture, urbanism or landscape design. Ornament and Crime began as a lecture delivered by Adolf Loos in 1910 in response to a time (the late 19th and early 20th Centuries) and a place (Vienna), in which Art Nouveau was the status quo.

Loos used the essay as a vehicle to explain his distain of "ornament" in favour of "smooth and previous surfaces," partly because the former, to him, caused objects and buildings to become unfashionable sooner, and therefore obsolete. This—the effort wasted in designing and creating superfluous ornament, that is—he saw as nothing short of a "crime." The ideas embodied in this essay were forerunners to the Modern movement, including practices that would eventually be at core of the Bauhaus in Weimar.

House D / Caramel Architekten + Günther Litzlbauer

02:00 - 9 October, 2016
House D / Caramel Architekten  + Günther Litzlbauer, © Christian Sperr
© Christian Sperr

© Christian Sperr © Christian Sperr © Christian Sperr © Christian Sperr +15

Haus 33 / Zoran Bodrozic

03:00 - 30 September, 2016
Haus 33 / Zoran Bodrozic, © Robert Niederl
© Robert Niederl

© Robert Niederl © Robert Niederl © Robert Niederl © Robert Niederl +23

Copenhagen Named the World's Most Livable City in Metropolis Magazine's 2016 Rankings

09:30 - 11 September, 2016
Copenhagen Named the World's Most Livable City in Metropolis Magazine's 2016 Rankings, Copenhagen. Public domain image <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vor_Frelsers_Kirke-view8.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a>.
Copenhagen. Public domain image via Wikimedia.

Metropolis Magazine has released their 2016 rankings of the world's most "livable" cities. Acknowledging that what makes a city "livable" can often be subjective, the team at Metropolis emphasizes that in creating the list they "focused on the concerns at Metropolis’ core—housing, transportation, sustainability, and culture." The result of this research was last year's top prize-winner Toronto dropping to the number 9 spot and Copenhagen, which last year took the number 4 spot, jumping to the top. Rounding out the top three are Berlin and Helsinki.

feld72 Wins Competition for Youth Housing in Vienna

06:00 - 24 August, 2016
feld72 Wins Competition for Youth Housing in Vienna, © RIVIERA | MORETTI
© RIVIERA | MORETTI

feld72 has won the competition for the design of the Neu Leopoldau, a Youth Living residential complex in Leopoldau, a post-industrial area on the outskirts of Vienna. Based on the idea of creating community, the project utilizes overlaying, staggered, and connected spaces and communication areas to facilitate the feeling of a village.

Lingenhel / destilat

11:00 - 31 July, 2016
Lingenhel  / destilat, © Monika Nguyen
© Monika Nguyen

© Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen © Monika Nguyen +13

Sakura / Nerma Linsberger

02:00 - 7 July, 2016
Sakura / Nerma Linsberger, © Thomas Hennerbichler
© Thomas Hennerbichler

© Thomas Hennerbichler © Andreas Buchberger © Thomas Hennerbichler © Andreas Buchberger +16

2016 Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize Awarded to Andrés Jaque

10:00 - 17 June, 2016
2016 Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize Awarded to Andrés Jaque, COSMO (MoMA PS1). Image © Miguel de Guzmán
COSMO (MoMA PS1). Image © Miguel de Guzmán

Spanish, New York-based architect Andrés Jaque (Office for Political Innovation) has been awarded the 10th Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize by the Mayor of Vienna, citing Jaque’s "capacity to go beyond assumptions about traditional practice and urban life." In 2015 Jaque was declared the MoMA PS1 YAP (Young Architects Programme) winner for COSMO – a complex, and beautiful, water purifying prototype that has been installed in Brooklyn. He and his office are also collaborating with Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina on the design for the upcoming Istanbul Design Biennial, Are We Human?

Video: Inside the Austrian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

16:00 - 14 June, 2016

In this video, Jesús Granada takes us inside the Austrian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The exhibition, titled Orte Für Menschen (Places for People), focuses on the creation of innovative housing solutions required to handle Austria’s current refugee crisis. The pavilion displays three projects currently underway in Vienna, where three architect teams have been paired with NGOs to convert abandoned buildings into temporary accommodation for asylum seekers, and later, into long-term residences.

Zechner & Zechner Place New Office Building into Vienna Barracks Courtyard

16:00 - 13 June, 2016
Zechner & Zechner Place New Office Building into Vienna Barracks Courtyard, Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner
Courtesy of Zechner & Zechner

Viennese firm Zechner & Zechner have been awarded first prize in a competition to design a new office building in the courtyard of the historic Rossau Barracks building in downtown Vienna. The firm’s entry, called “Floating Double-X,” takes inspiration from the symmetry of its context to place a minimally invasive office block into the existing courtyard space.

Monocle's 2016 Conference in Vienna to Debate "Quality of Life" and Urban Livability

04:00 - 8 April, 2016
Monocle's 2016 Conference in Vienna to Debate "Quality of Life" and Urban Livability, Coffee on the terrace of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon (2015). Image © Rodrigo Cardoso
Coffee on the terrace of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon (2015). Image © Rodrigo Cardoso

The 2016 Quality of Life Conference will bring together key voices from the worlds of architecture, business, design, urbanism and culture to discuss how to improve our nations, cities and workplaces. Welcoming 200 delegates and 20 speakers from around the world, the event will be hosted at the historic Palais Ferstel by Monocle’s Editor-in-Chief Tyler Brûlé, alongside the magazine’s editors and correspondents. The summit will also be broadcast live on Monocle 24 Radio and will featured in a series of films on the Monocle website.

Spotlight: Hans Hollein

07:00 - 30 March, 2016
Spotlight: Hans Hollein, Büro + Fabriksgebäude, Tainan, Taiwan, 2005-2008. Image © Atelier Adam Chen
Büro + Fabriksgebäude, Tainan, Taiwan, 2005-2008. Image © Atelier Adam Chen

Described by Richard Meier as an architect whose "groundbreaking ideas" have "had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects," Austrian artist, architect, designer, theoretician and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein has worked in all aspects of design, from architecture to furniture, jewelry, glasses, lamps -- even door handles. Known in particular for his museum designs, from the Abteiberg Museum in Mönchengladbach to the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt to Vienna's Haas House, Hollein's work manifests a unique, fascinating take on 1950s Modernism.

Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist' Discusses Heritage in Tunis, Vienna and London

04:00 - 12 February, 2016

In the latest edition of The UrbanistMonocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team revisit the theme of heritage, asking why we should "learn to cherish the history of our cities." They visit one of the world's oldest medinas in Tunis, Tunisia, and explore some of the Austrian capital's less than charming Listed buildings, before asking whether or not the quintessential British terraced (row) house is still a cultural icon.

Geriatric Centre Donaustadt Vienna / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

13:00 - 6 February, 2016
Geriatric Centre Donaustadt Vienna / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, © Christian Brandstaetter
© Christian Brandstaetter

© Christian Brandstaetter © Christian Brandstaetter © Christian Brandstaetter © Christian Brandstaetter +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria
  • Consortium

    Delugan Meissl Associated Architects / Vasko + Partner Ingenieure ZT GmbH
  • Project manager

    Bernd Heger, Daniela Hensler
  • Project team

    Christian Gross, Christian Schrepfer, Christoph Haas, Anja Vogl, Philip Beckmann, Martin Kleindienst, Marina Kolloch, Michael Lohmann, Felix Lohrmann, Eva Schrade, Manuela Walkner, Lars Madsen, Robert Tzscheutschler
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist' Speaks to Those Who Are "Fighting the Establishment"

08:00 - 17 January, 2016

In the latest episode of The UrbanistMonocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team tackle the 'establishment'. From small businesses to citizen collectives, the show discovers how "championing transformative change from the ground up can be the best way to alter the status quo in our cities." Investigating how the Ministry of Space is reclaiming public spaces in Belgrade, how ordinary citizens in Vienna are welcoming refugees, and how a collective in Rio de Janeiro wants to reshape the politics of the city, the episode also explores how small businesses in London’s West End are fighting against increasing rent.

Townhouse in Vienna / bogenfeld Architektur

09:00 - 26 September, 2015
Townhouse in Vienna / bogenfeld Architektur, © Violetta Wakolbinger
© Violetta Wakolbinger

© Violetta Wakolbinger © Violetta Wakolbinger © Violetta Wakolbinger © Violetta Wakolbinger +14