Vienna Design Week 2011

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The Vienna Design Week 2011, now in its fifth year, is Austria’s most important international design festival. From September 30 — October 9th, 2011, it will bring some of the best designers of our time to the Austrian capital while simultaneously fostering the talents of tomorrow. The festival is diversified in content — comprising positions of product design, industrial design, and furniture design. For more information, please click here.

AD Classics: Haas Haus / Hans Hollein

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The modern Hass Haus, designed by , was controversial from its initiation in 1987. The intrusion of a contemporary glass and stone building was met with a resistance, much to do with its location in the shadow of ’s oldest and greatest architectural masterpieces – St. Stephen’s Cathedral. If anything, the building’s locale in St. Stephens Square is most complementary to the antique cathedral; the contours of the church are brilliantly mirrored on the Hass Haus’ façade and display that modern architecture can be momentous, as well as unobtrusive to its historical context.

More on the Hass Haus after the break.

Urban Topos / HOLODECK architects

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Architect: HOLODECK architects
Location: Turnergasse 24, 1150 ,
Project Team: Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig, DI Carolin Saile, DI Christian Rottensteiner, Nana Schilling
Structural Engineer: DI Bernhard Ruczka Building Physics: DI Röhrer
Consultants: Ing. Riebenbauer, Oberwart Site Management: Arch. Reicheln
Building Firm: Habau GmbH Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

Vienna Design Week 2011

The Vienna Design Week, now in its fifth year, is ’s most important international design festival. From 30 September – 9 October 2011, it will bring some of the best designers of our time to the Austrian capital while simultaneously fostering talents of tomorrow. The festival is diverse in content – comprising the areas of product design, industrial design, and furniture design.

With exhibitions, venue-specific installations, theme specials, talks, and of course plenty of opportunities to party and network, is an attraction not only for the international design scene. It most explicitly aims to appeal to a wide public audience in Vienna, including international guests: in cooperation with many partners – museums, institutions and companies – the whole city becomes a platform and a showcase for design. The does not have the character of a trade fair, but instead offers a variety of venues and approaches specific to Vienna. More information on the event after the break.

Wohnzimmer House / Caramel Architekten

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Architects: Caramel Architekten
Location: Vienna,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 200 sqm
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

Flederhaus / Heri & Salli

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Architects: Heri & Salli
Location: , Austria
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Mischa Erben

NEU 31 / SUPERBLOCK ZT GmbH

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Architects: SUPERBLOCK ZT GmbH
Location: , Austria
Project area: 840 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of

Welingergasse / Mladen Jadric Architects

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Architects: Mladen Jadric Architects
Location: , Austria
Project team: Max Krankl (PA), Oliver Krieger, Wilhelm Schnabl, Thomas Galos, Zuzana Nagelova, Polina Petrova, Daniel Marin Romero, Mitra Pourazim, Jacobus Schlager
Client: GPA WBV
Landscaping:
Project area: 1,235 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2008
Photographs: Pez Hejduk Architekturfotografie

National Library of Austria Extension / Prechteck

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The design proposal for the extension to the National Library of by Prechteck is to be seen as an extension of the bordering park and takes off at its northwest end to cross over the drop-off lane on 4.5m with a twist. The design then arches back to the ground level to blend into the landscape. More images and description after the break.

Stella Zwei / Zechner & Zechner

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Architects: Zechner & Zechner
Location: Vienna,
Project developer: IC-Pojektentwicklung GmbH
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Thilo Härdtlein

The Flagship Store / Solid Architecture

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Architects: Solid Architecture
Location: , Austria
Project Team: Christine Horner, Christoph Hinterreitner, Anna Rosinke, Kristina Zaunschirm, Tibor Tarcsay, Daniel Glaser
Client: Bene AG
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Günter Kresser

Bene Flagship Store Neutorgasse / Solid Architecture

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Architects: Solid Architecture
Location: ,
Project area: Christine Horner, Christoph Hinterreitner, Anna Rosinke, Kristina Zaunschirm, Tibor Tarcsay, Daniel Glaser
Client: Bene AG
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Günter Kresser, Werner Huthmacher

‘Formations’: A SPAN exhibition at the MAK Gallery

(Matias del Campo & Sandra Manninger). Formations / MAK Gallery / Exhibition view, 2011 © Wolfgang Woessner/MAK

Architects Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger, former recipients of MAK-Schindler Scholarships for the Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program in Los Angeles, teamed up in 2003 to found the Viennese studio SPAN, which designed the Austrian Pavilion for Expo 2010 in Shanghai together with Zeytinoglu ZT. The team conceives of architecture as a process and works in the field of applied architectural theory, i.e. at the interface with research. Their projects are centered on future-oriented strategies of designing. These employ medial technologies and involve the development of architectural models from organic systems which are then placed in relation to each other via dynamic spatial programs.

For the MAK Gallery, SPAN planned a spatial intervention transferred into a black box. “Formations” will unfold its meaning in various scenarios consisting of models, animations and architectonic elements, providing the observer with novel insights into a laboratory of contemporary architectural production. The individual stations and levels of the exhibition, based on organic patterns of movement, refer to one another and oscillate between abstract, dynamic forms and hybrid structures.

Images and more information on the exhibition after the break.

Anukoo Fair Fashion Shop / Atelier Heiss Architekten

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Architects: atelier heiss architekten – DI Christian Heiss, DI Michael Thomas, DI Thomas Mayer
Location: , Austria
Project area: 70 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of atelier heiss architekten

AD Classics: Majolikahaus / Otto Wagner

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An apartment building in , the Majolikahaus designed by in the turn of the 20th century emanates some of the most classic details of the Art Nouveau style. In Vienna this was referred to as the Secession style, with the same connotations of Art Nouveau but in a more specific context of their country.

More on the Majolikahaus by Otto Wagner after the break.

‘Refurbished Future’: A Conference at the Vienna University of Technology

The Industriebauseminar, an exclusive two-day conference at the Vienna University of Technology, is held every two years in May. This year the conference focusses on refurbishment.

The conference is organized by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Building Process Management, Department for Industrial Building and Interdisciplinary Planning, of Prof. Christoph Achammer. 20 speakers will be presenting current topics on “Refurbished Future“ from diverse angles providing the participants an insight as well as mirroring the necessity of broad and interdisciplinary action in the field.

This year, the conference will take place between May 18 and May 20. For more information, please click here.

The New Gerngross / LOVE architecture and urbanism

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Architects: LOVE architecture and urbanism
Location: Vienna,
Project team: DI Andreas Perchinig, DI Sigrid Derler, DI Dr. Uwe Unterberger, DI Sabine Sternbach
Client: DEKA Immobilien Invest GmbH
General planner: Delta Projektconsult GmbH
Electrical Planner: energieeffizienz gmbh
Structural engineering: KS Ingenieure
Lightning design: Bartenbach Lichtlabor
General contractor: Leyrer & Graf
Photographs: LOVE architecture and urbanism

Research Center For Molecular Medicine / Kopper Architektur

© Bruno Klomfar

Architects: Kopper Architektur
Location: , Austria
Structural consultant: DI Robert Krapfenbauer
Project manager: BIG
Client: BIG
Project area: 690 sqm
Project year: 2002 – 2010
Photographs: Bruno Klomfar & Sebastian Schubert