A+U 525: Vienna Transition Of Theory And Expression

A+U 525: Vienna Transition Of Theory And Expression

From the publisher. Between the late 19th century and early 20th century, Vienna was the epicenter of new architectural movements. Architects like Gottfried Semper, Otto Wagner, and Adolf Loos presented pioneering theories and expressions which influenced the world. Furthermore, cityscape of Vienna had been the subject of architects’ creation. They form the layers in Vienna’s urban structure, and architects who design in this city must interpret this structure and upon which further form new layers.

June 2014 issue of a+u  introduces the theories and their expressions of architecture in Vienna, and their transition from the pre-modern to the modern to the present, through 60+ newly-photographed works, two essays on “transformation of architectural expression through building facades” and “recent developments for urban expansion zones”, and interviews with contemporary architects.


Feature: Vienna – Transition of Theory and Expression 

General information / History 

Map of Vienna 

Map of Ringstrasse 

Project list 

Essay: Vienna Facades 
Christian Kühn 

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach,
Josef Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, Karlskirche
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach
The Austrian National Library


August Sicard von Sicardsburg, Eduard van der Nül
Wiener Staatsoper 
Theophil von Hansen, The Austrian Parliament 
Friedrich von Schmidt, Wiener Rathaus
 Gottfried Semper, Carl von Hasenauer
The Burgtheater 
Heinrich von Ferstel, University of Vienna 
Gottfried Semper, Carl von Hasenauer
Kunsthistorisches Museum

Column: Gottfried Semper 
Column: Otto Wagner 

Otto Wagner
Villa Wagner 1 (Ernst Fuchs Museum) 
Villa Wagner 2 
Majolica House / Medaillon House 
Project for Wiener Stadtbahn / Nussdorf weir and
Schemerl bridge 
Karlsplats Station 
Kaiserbad Watergate 
Neustiftgasse 40 
Church of St. Leopold, am Steinhof 
Postal Savings Bank 

Column: Wagner School 

Joseph Maria Olbrich, Secession 
Josef Hoffmann, Sanatorium Purkersdorf 
Jože Plečnik, Church of the Holy Ghost 
Adolf Loos, Steiner House 
Adolf Loos, Scheu House 
Adolf Loos, Moller House 
Adolf Loos, Loos House 
Adolf Loos, American Bar 
Adolf Loos, Knize 
Karl Ehn, Karl Marx-Hof 
Friedrich Tamms, Flakturm 
Fritz Wotruba, Fritz Gerhard Mayr
Church of the Holiest Trinity 
Hans Hollein, Retti Candle Shop 
Hans Hollein, Schullin Jewelry Shop 2 
Hans Hollein, Schullin Jewelry Shop 1 
Gunther Domenig Central Bank 
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Rooftop Remodeling 
Hans Hollein, Neues Haas-Haus 

Column: Hans Hollein 

Essay: The Allure of the Fashionable
Reinhard Seiss 

Jean Nouvel, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Manfred
Wehdorn, Wilhelm Holzbauer, Gasometer 
BUSarchitektur, Compact City 
Rachel Whiteread, Jabornegg & Palffy
Museum Judenplatz
Ortner & Ortner, Manfred Wehdorn
Museums Quartier Wienr
Ortner & Ortner
Museum of Modern Art Stiftung Ludwig 
Ortner & Ortner, Leopold Museum 
Gunther Domenig,T-Center St. Marx 
BEHF Architects, Motto am Fluss 
Jean Nouvel, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom 


henke and schreieck
Office Tower HOCH ZWEI, Office Buildings RUND VIER 
Ortner & Ortner, Wien Mitte 
ARTEC Architekten, The Town Musicians of Bremen as
Terrace House 
ARTEC Architekten, Multi-Generational Living at
ARTEC Architekten, Raxstrasse 
PPAG architects, Attic Conversion 
BUSarchitektur (Plot 01), Atelier Hitoshi Abe (Plot02),
Zaha Hadid Architects (Plot LLC), EsutudioCarme Pinos (Plot W1D),
NO.MAD Arquitectos (PlotW1E), CRAB Studio (Plot W2)
Campus WU for the Vienna University of Economics and Business 
Dominique Perrault Architecture
DC TOWERS I + II henke and schreieck, ERSTE CAMPUS 
AllesWirdGut, RAT 

152 Pages / 292mm x 219mm / English /Japanese

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Cite: Diego Hernández. "A+U 525: Vienna Transition Of Theory And Expression" 27 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/521372/a-u-525-vienna-transition-of-theory-and-expression> ISSN 0719-8884

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