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Lingenhel / destilat

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

Restaurant  · 
Vienna, Austria
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project destilat
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Sakura / Nerma Linsberger

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

Apartments  · 
Vienna, Austria
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Nerma Linsberger
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

2016 Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize Awarded to Andrés Jaque

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

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

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.

Wohnhaus Stolberggasse / Josef Weichenberger architects + Partner

© Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer © Erika Mayer + 21

Apartments  · 
Wien, Austria

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

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.

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

In the latest edition of The Urbanist, Monocle 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

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

Vienna, Austria

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

In the latest episode of The Urbanist, Monocle 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

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

Renovation  · 
Vienna, Austria
  • architects Authors of this architecture project bogenfeld Architektur
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

Monocle 24 Examines Bilateral Inspiration Between Cities Across the World

For the latest episode of The Urbanist, Monocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team explore the role of bilateral inspiration between metropolises across the world. Examples of cities relying on one another to draw lessons from and progress can be seen across the world: from the ways in which London and New York City tackle similar urban problems, to how a bike-sharing scheme in Paris has proven to be contagious. The show also visits Vienna, where its Imperial heritage is being imitated the world over, and the show ponders whether the fact that every continent "claiming to have its own Venice" is actually a good thing?

ÖBB Headquarters / INNOCAD Architecture

© Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott + 24

Vienna, Austria
  • architects Authors of this architecture project INNOCAD Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    30000.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2014

Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist' Investigates the Influence of Politics in the City

For this edition of The Urbanist, Monocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team investigate politics in global "power cities." Visiting Brussels, capital of Belgium and administrative capital of the European Union, they explore how politics have changed the city over the last four decades. Further south, they travel to Vienna which, "diplomatically remains very important and wields power." Yet even though the UN have an outpost there, is the Austrian capital still a stage for international diplomacy? The episode also makes a quick stop at Embassy Row in Washington D.C. to examine the architecture of diplomatic design.

Wiese / Synn Architekten

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus + 17

Housing  · 
Vienna, Austria
  • architects Authors of this architecture project Synn Architekten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    980.0 sqm
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2011

The Whole Building’s a Stage in This Conceptual Cirque du Soleil Theatre Design

A team of students from Austrian-based Studio Hani Rashid at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna have unveiled their conceptual design for a Cirque du Soleil Performance Center in Brooklyn, New York.

With its interior and exterior blended together, the entire building becomes a stage. Featuring large windows that allow the public to watch performances and training activities inside, people on each side are both viewers and viewed.

Monocle 24 Travels to Tokyo, Vienna and Melbourne Examining 'Quality of Life'

For this week's editions of Section D, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, and The Urbanist, their weekly "guide to making better cities," the Monocle team travel across three continents exploring the seemingly illusive question of 'quality of life.'

In this week's edition of The Urbanist, and to coincide with Monocle's annual Quality of Life survey, Andrew Tuck examines why Tokyo is at the forefront of an urban-garden revolution, how the Austrian capital is planning on self-facilitating its development as a major business hub, and talks to Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, about the apparent cultural boom currently taking place in his city. In Section D, Josh Fehnert transports listeners to the UK's "post-industrial heartland" to talk to the people behind this year's Sheffield Design Week, plus more.

Listen to both episodes after the break.

Vocational School Embelgasse / AllesWirdGut Architektur

© AllesWirdGut © AllesWirdGut © AllesWirdGut © AllesWirdGut + 17

Wien, Austria
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project AllesWirdGut Architektur
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015