Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker

© Erika Mayer

Architects: Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner, Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker
Location: Ausstellungsstraße, 44, 1020 , Austria
Area: 5900.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Erika Mayer

Happy Birthday Hans Hollein!

Mobiles Büro, aufblasbares Bürogebäude, 1969 . Image © Gino Molin-Pradl

Austrian artist, architect, designer, theoretician and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein turns 80 today. Described by Richard Meier as an architect whose “groundbreaking ideas” have “had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects,” 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 ’s Haas House, Hollein’s work manifests a unique, fascinating take on 1950s Modernism.

DC Towers I / Dominique Perrault Architecture

© Michael Nagl

Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: , Austria
Year: 2014
Photographs: Michael Nagl

Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio

© Ronald Kreimel

Architects: CRAB Studio
Location: Vienna,
Architects In Charge: Sir Peter Cook, Gavin Robotham
Design Team: Sir Peter Cook, Gavin Robotham, Mark Bagguley, Stefan Lengen, Theresa Heinen
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ronald Kreimel

WU Campus Masterplan / BUSarchitektur

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Architects: BUSarchitektur
Location: Welthandelsplatz, , Austria
Team: Laura P. Spinadel, Jean Pierre Bolivar, Bernd Pflüger
Project Area: 67,000 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of

Exac-Wu Executive Academy / NO.MAD

© Roland Halbe

Architects: NO.MAD
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Eduardo Arroyo
Area: 20200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roland Halbe

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

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: , Austria
Area: 12,900 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rupert Steiner

Haus Hainbach / MOOSMANN

© Manfred Seidl

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

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.

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.

Doppio Hotel and Offices / ArchitekturConsult

© Franz Ebner

Architects: ArchitekturConsult
Location: Rennweg 99, Wien,
Architect In Charge: Johannes Weigl
Design Team: Alejandro Corena, Elisabeth Eder, DI Isabel Zapata-Sanchez, Jedrek Suchecki
Year: 2012
Photographs: Franz Ebner

Wirtschaftsblatt Newsroom / IDFL

© Iztok Lemajič

Architects: IDFL
Location: , Austria
Architect In Charge: d.o.o, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Design Team: Sandra Banfi Škrbec, Iztok Lemajič
Area: 1,700 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Iztok Lemajič

ÖBB Corporate Headquarters Groundbreaking / Zechner & Zechner

© Tomaselli VS /

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for ÖBB Corporate Headquarters recently took place to mark the start of construction for a new high-rise building in . Designed by Zechner & Zechner, their proposal was selected as the winner of an EU-wide competition in 2009. The building, which is located right by Vienna Central Station, will now allow several ÖBB companies to work at the same location as part of bringing together company sites. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Haustrift / SUPERBLOCK + Johnny Winter

© Hertha Hurnaus

Architects: SUPERBLOCK + Johnny Winter
Location: Vienna,
Design Team: Johnny Winter
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,500 sqm
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

Residential and Nursing Home Simmering / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner

© Mark Steinmetz

Architects: Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner 
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Mark Steinmetz, Benno Wutzl
Photographs: Paul Ott, Mark Steinmetz, Armin Plankensteiner

Multi-generational: Living at Mühlgrund / ARTEC Architekten

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Architects: ARTEC Architekten
Location: Vienna,
Architect In Charge: Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl
Design Team: Björn Wilfinger, Ronald Mikolics, Michael Murauer, Anna-Maria Wolf, Aniko Horvathova, Kathrin Schelling, Wolf Deucker, Jun Wook Song
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ARTEC Architekten