Erwin Wurm’s Fat House installed outside baroque palace in Vienna

An “obese house” by Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm has been installed on the lawn outside an 18th-century palace in Vienna. Wurm first created the Fat House in 2003, as a commentary on middle-class consumer culture. It is now on show outside the Upper Belvedere, one of Vienna’s most important examples of baroque architecture. The seven-metre-high sculpture is similar in

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Innauer-Matt Architekten’s tiny Alpine chapel features a steep shingle-clad roof

Five years after an avalanche destroyed a chapel belonging to a group of farmers in the Austrian alps, local firm Innauer-Matt Architekten has completed a replacement featuring a steeply pitched roof and concrete walls inset with flat stones. The chapel is located in the Bregenzerwald valley in western Austria, where the transhumance farming method is

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Bernardo Bader perches larch-clad home over concrete plinth in Austrian mountains

This timber-clad residence by Bernardo Bader Architects appears to be raised on stilts above chunky concrete foundations in the mountainous Vorarlberg region of Austria. Haus am Stürcherwald sits at 1,000 metres above sea-level in the village of Laterns, and was designed to resemble the Walser farmhouses that populate the area. Many of these traditional multi-storey and often wooden houses feature

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Bernardo Bader completes tiny wooden chapel with pointy wooden roof in western Austria

The steeply pitched roof of this shingled chapel by Bernardo Bader Architects provides a dramatic worship space, which narrows towards a small window facing a grassy hillside in western Austria. The Dornbirn-based practice designed Chapel Salgenreute for a spot next to the Krumbacher moor in Austria’s Vorarlberg state. It replaces an old chapel that had occupied the site for 200 years. Set

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“Crystalline” roof by Theo Hotz zigzags over Vienna Central Station

A+Awards: Swiss firm Theo Hotz Partner Architekten has created an undulating cover for platforms at Vienna’s Central Station, which received an Architizer A+Award last year. The new sculptural roof was added during an overhaul of the station, located south of the city centre in an area undergoing extensive regeneration. The project formed part of a

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Griss Equine Veterinary Practice By Marte.Marte Architekten

Griss Equine Veterinary Practice is located in Rankweil, Austria, a small village at the end of the Rhine Valley, in the middle of an expansive lea. Designed by marte.marte architekten, the clear-lined building stands out due to the distinctly brutalis…

Concrete colonnade fronts motorway maintenance centre in Salzburg by Marte.Marte Architects

Three salt silos rise above the four long concrete volumes that make up this motorway service centre designed by Marte.Marte Architects for Salzburg, Austria.  Feldkirch-based practice Marte.Marte Architects designed Motorway Maintenance Centre Salzburg to nestle into a sloped site between the A1 Motorway and the Freilassing Dual Carriageway. Each of the four blocks are occupied by a different function, including offices, workshops,

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Wooden trusses pattern walls of prefabricated sports hall by Florian Fischer

This prefabricated timber sports hall by architect Florian Fischer has a shed-like appearance that references the form and materiality of vernacular agricultural buildings in Austria’s Tyrol region. The building was commissioned by local sports club SV Haiming, which had previously been using a much smaller school hall in the village of Haiming for football and volleyball training. Situated

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Marte.Marte Architects uses concrete and wood for Alpine veterinary practice

A large wooden door forms the entrance to this concrete live-in equine veterinary practice in western Austria, which was designed by Marte.Marte Architects. Feldkirch-based practice Marte.Marte Architects was tasked with creating one building suited to the vet’s work and life, including an in-house pharmacy, treatment rooms, laboratory and stables, as well as private living quarters. Located on a site where Rankweil village meets the Rhine

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Raumhochrosen’s woodland cabin in Austria provides respite for a life coach

Austrian architecture studio Raumhochrosen designed this compact timber cabin as a wilderness retreat for a life coach and songwriter. Tom’s Hut is located in a patch of woodland in Austria’s Wienerwald municipality, where it provides its owner respite from his busy urban life. Raumhochrosen prefabricated the angular, timber structure offsite before slotting it into its sloping, tree-covered

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Concrete house by Marte.Marte Architects features pool with views of Rhine Valley

A slender swimming pool runs along one side of this concrete house in western Austria by Marte.Marte Architects, offering bathers views towards the Rhine Valley. Feldkirch-based practice Marte.Marte Architects designed the concrete house and pool for a sloped site overlooking the valley, which lies between the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and the Swiss canton of St Gallen. The architects named the residence House

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Bernardo Bader Architekten models larch-clad community centre on Austrian farmhouses

This timber-clad community centre by Bernardo Bader Architects is set at the heart of a village in rural Austria, and designed to reference the surrounding gabled farmhouses. The Dornbirn-based architects designed the community centre for the village of Steinberg am Rofan, which is nestled among the mountains in the state of Tyrol. Echoing the neighbouring timber-clad properties around the village square, the community hall takes on a traditional gabled

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Derelict shed converted by Sue Architekten into writer’s studio and playroom

Sue Architekten has converted a 1930s outhouse near Vienna into a writing studio, guest room and playhouse, accessed via a trapdoor (+ slideshow). The Viennese studio refurbished the black timber shed for a family living in a recently renovated house in the Vienna Woods, near the town of Eichgraben. The ground floor of the 30-square-metre shed is used to store More

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Hope of Glory adds mirrored apartment block to street of historic buildings in Graz

A+Awards:  next up in our collaboration with Architizer’s A+Awards is an apartment building in Austria that is covered in mirrors to reflect the facades of surrounding historic buildings. Graz architecture studio Hope of Glory was commissioned to create a residential building on a historic street in the UNESCO world-heritage-listed city. The site was the only empty More

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Blackened timber house by Bernardo Bader Architekten stands on the edge of a stream

This tall, gabled house by Bernardo Bader Architekten is covered in lengths of blackened timber and stands on the edge of a small stream in Lochau, Austria (+ slideshow). Deep windows in the facades are framed with lighter toned wood and directed to give occupants views of the stream, but also to a nearby lake More

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Mirrored facades reflect plants around office for Viennese nursery

Mirrored panels reflect views of the surrounding gardens around the lower half of this star-shaped office designed by Josep and Gerhard Haumer for a plant nursery near Vienna (+ slideshow). The 52 Kubik building is located in the town of Mödling, around 14 kilometres south of the Austrian capital, and was designed by local studio Josep in collaboration with More

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Bilding is a faceted wooden community centre built by students in an Austrian park

Architecture students from the University of Innsbruck have designed and built an angular timber and glass structure to provide a place for youngsters in the Austrian city to develop creative skills (+ slideshow). The Bilding pavilion is located in Innsbruck’s Rapoldi Park, on a plot provided by the city council. Devised by a voluntary group connected to local More

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Reinvented Bus Stops By World Renowned Architects

Renowned architects from all over the world were invited to design bus stops in the Austrian village of Krumbach in exchange for a free holiday there.
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Traditional farmhouse in Austria updated with contemporary extension

Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten has added a contemporary extension to a traditional farmhouse in Austria, featuring rough-sawn spruce cladding and a folded fibre-cement roof (+ slideshow).  House MK is located in Bad Leonfelden, Upper Austria, and was overhauled by the Graz-based architects to create two separate living quarters, one for the client’s family and another for his mother. The More

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March Gut creates “landscape of seating” on roof of vineyard wine tavern

Design studio March Gut has converted a wine cellar in northern Austria into a tavern, with stepped seating on the roof to allow customers to get a better view of the surrounding vineyards (+ slideshow). The Linz-based studio, led by industrial designers Christoph March and Marek Gut, was asked to convert the old cellar into a wine shop and tasting venue for the Franz Anton Mayer More

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“Floating” extension to be built over roof of Vienna’s Wien Museum

Austrian architects Winkler + Ruck Architekten and Ferdinand Certov have been selected to create a “floating” roof extension for Vienna’s Wien Museum. The Klagenfurt- and Graz-based architects were selected from almost 300 entrants in the design competition, which called for proposals to overhaul the museum located on the city’s Karlsplatz. The extension will be separated from the roof of the museum’s More

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Lakeside holiday home by Maximilian Eisenköck has gridded blackened-timber walls

This blackened-timber house by Maximilian Eisenköck provides a holiday home for three siblings and their spouses overlooking a lake near Vienna (+ slideshow). Austrian architect Maximilian Eisenköck designed the summer house for a plot on the shore of Neufeldersee, a lake located just 30 miles south of Vienna. The lake, which is owned by the royal Esterházy family, was created […]

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Montforthaus is a curving stone and glass cultural centre in a medieval Austrian city

A strip of glazing interrupts the seamless stone-clad surfaces of this multipurpose cultural venue, which Berlin office Hascher Jehle Architecture designed for a site in the Austrian city of Feldkirch (+ slideshow). The Montforthaus centre is situated in Feldkirch’s medieval old town and was designed by Hascher Jehle Architecture to provide amenities for hosting events including […]

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White concrete chapel by Gerhard Sacher features glazed walls that allow views right through

This small family chapel in rural Austria has a white concrete shell and glass gable walls, allowing views right through the building to the rolling countryside beyond (+ slideshow). Maria Magdalena is a private chapel that sits on the edge of a vineyard in Zollfeld, a gently sloping plain surrounded by hills in Austria’s southernmost state of Carinthia. Graz-based architect […]

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Crowdsourcing campaign launched to repurpose Austrian bridge

Berlin crowdsourcing platform Jovoto has launched an open design competition to repurpose a defunct railway bridge spanning the Danube river in Linz. Jovoto is asking members of the public to submit and vote on ideas to recycle parts of a 393-metre-long steel bridge in “the world’s largest upcycling project”. The 120-year-old railway bridge is reaching the end of its technical life […]

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Famous characters appear in Madame Mohr’s concept for new Vienna subway stations

Super Mario and the Cheshire Cat are among the characters featured in these renderings produced by Austrian studio Madame Mohr as part of a competition proposal for a new subway line in Vienna (+ slideshow). Vienna’s U5 subway line began construction in August 2014. The city’s public transport authority launched a competition calling for design proposals for the […]

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Triendl und Fessler Architekten plans low-cost family home around a secret courtyard

Triendl und Fessler Architekten has completed an affordable home in an Austrian village, featuring a hole in its centre that provides residents with a secluded garden courtyard (+ slideshow). The Vienna studio designed the property for a family with three children who had requested a low-cost home in the village of Bisamberg, approximately 18 kilometres north of the capital. The building’s lop-sided profile […]

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Ludescher and Lutz add a tasting hall to a winery in Austria’s Wachau region

Thin wooden batons screen the glass facades of this new building that architects Elmar Ludescher and Philip Lutz have added to the 50-year-old Högl winery in Lower Austria (+ slideshow). The wine-tasting and production room completes the outline of a courtyard at the Högl complex, which is located at the outer western edge of Austria’s Wachau region – a UNESCO heritage […]

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Perforated shutters move mechanically to mask the facade of Archinauten’s House GT

An iPad controls the perforated shutters that concertina across the glass facade of this house in Linz, Austria, allowing its two software engineer residents to reveal or conceal views of the city (+ slideshow). Architects Andreas Dworschak and Wolfgang Mühlbachler of local studio Archinauten designed House GT for the couple and their young children on a sloping plot overlooking Linz – […]

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Daniel Fügenschuh adds white concrete loft to a 20th-century apartment block in Austria

This white concrete extension has been added to the roof of an old apartment block in the Austrian city of Innsbruck, providing extra rooms and a roof terrace with panoramic views (+ slideshow). Local architect Daniel Fügenschuh was commissioned to extend the top floor apartment of a building located in Innsbruck, a city in the western Austrian […]

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Mountain View House nestles against a hillside in the Austrian Alps

Two house-shaped rooms project out from the facade of this three-storey residence by SoNo Arhitekti, which nestles into a hillside near an Austrian Alpine village (+ slideshow). Named Mountain View House, the family residence is located in close vicinity to the Kitzbuehel skiing resort. Its position near the top of the hill allows for impressive views, so the house was designed to […]

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Snøhetta designs new buildings for reopening of Swarovski’s crystal theme park

Architecture firm Snøhetta has designed a series of new structures including a glass play tower with a faceted facade, as part of an expansion to the Swarovski Kristallwelten attraction in Austria (+ slideshow). Swarovski commissioned Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta, alongside S_O_S Architekten – a consortium of Austrian architects Hanno Schlögl, Johann Obermoser, and Daniel Süß – […]

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Austria’s Milan Expo pavilion contains a forest filled with clouds of mist

Milan Expo 2015: behind the wooden walls of Austria’s national pavilion, architect Klaus K Loenhart has planted enough trees to provide a source of oxygen for up to 1,800 people (+ slideshow). Entitled Breathe, the Austrian pavilion was designed to highlight the importance of oxygen and cooling air to the environment, as well as to […]

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Love Architecture completes house of two halves overlooking an Austrian valley

Two glass-fronted concrete shells project from the side of a steeply sloping valley to form this house by Austrian studio Love Architecture (+ slideshow). Villas 2B was designed by Love Architecture for a site on the outskirts of Graz to accommodate three generations of a family. It comprises two buildings, connected by a garage that extends […]
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Bernd Riegger’s see-through timber cabin provides shelter for a forest kindergarten

Openings in the walls of this wooden shelter in Austria create display compartments where children can show off treasures collected from the trails of the surrounding forest (+ slideshow). Local architect Bernd Riegger was asked to create the shelter for Waldeulen (Forest Owls), a children’s charity providing outdoor education and play schemes in the Spielraum Waldis forest playground in Wolfurt, a municipality in western Austria. […]
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Haus Für Julia Und Björn is a wooden residence in Austria’s picturesque Bregenz Forest

Innauer‐Matt Architekten sourced spruce from a nearby woodland for the inside and outside walls of this family house in a hamlet of western Austria (+ slideshow). Named after its clients, Haus für Julia und Björn is a two-storey house built on a hillside between a lime tree and a walnut tree in Egg, which is in the […]
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Tick-shaped art studio by Christian Tonko follows the slope of an Austrian hillside

This weathered steel-clad artist’s studio by architect Christian Tonkin has an angled body that follows the slope of the hill, but one end projects out to frame views out over the rooftops of nearby Bregenz (+ slideshow). Entitled a Studio for Drawing, Painting and Small Sculpture, the small building was designed by Christian Tonko to sit in the […]
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Concrete tower by Bechter Zaffignani houses a control centre for an Austrian power station

A block appears to have been pushed out from the middle of this concrete tower by Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, which accommodates a control centre for a power station in western Austria (+ slideshow). Austrian office Bechter Zaffignani Architekten designed the control centre for the Tiwag Power Station in the Tyrollean municipality of Silz. Related story: Erick van […]
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MVRDV plans skyscraper with a “curving waist” for Vienna

News: Rotterdam firm MVRDV has won a contest to design a new addition to the Vienna skyline by proposing a 110-metre tower with an “elegant, hourglass figure” that will reduce the impact of its shadow (+ slideshow). MVRDV saw off competition from architects including Dietmar Feichtinger, Dominique Perrault and Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to win the commission for the mixed-use tower, which will […]
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Cladding panel falls off Zaha Hadid’s Vienna library

News: parts of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Library and Learning Centre in Vienna have been cordoned off after a piece of concrete cladding fell off. A chunk of concrete weighing an estimated 80 kilograms fell from the building, located at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, on Friday. Nobody was injured and the building remains open. Related story: […]
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PPAG Architects adds mirrored extension to restaurant in Viennese park

These four “finger-like” extensions to a Vienna restaurant, by PPAG Architects, feature mirrored walls that reflect the surrounding parkland, and windows that slide up above the roof (+ slideshow). Viennese studio PPAG Architects won a competition to extend and renovate the listed building that houses popular restaurant Steirereck, in Stadtpark. Related story: SATA’s medical centre has mirrored […]
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PPAG Architects adds mirrored extension to restaurant in Vienna’s Stadtpark

These four “finger-like” extensions to a Vienna restaurant, by PPAG Architects, feature mirrored walls that reflect the surrounding parkland, and windows that slide up above the roof (+ slideshow). Viennese studio PPAG Architects won a competition to extend and renovate the listed building that houses popular restaurant Steirereck, in Stadtpark. Related story: SATA’s medical centre has mirrored […]
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Jochen Specht envelops a 1960s house in a new timber and concrete facade

Architect Jochen Specht has doubled the size of a 1960s house in rural Austria by encasing its stone walls behind a new facade made up of dark timber, concrete and plenty of windows (+ slideshow). Located on a hill above the city of Dornbirn, the original 85-square-metre Haus Hohlen offered residents views of the Rhine Delta and Lake Constance. Related […]
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Bernardo Bader sources wood from a local forest to build barn-like house in rural Austria

Timber window shutters align with the vertical strips of pale timber that clad this gabled house in the Austrian countryside, by local architects Bernardo Bader Architekten (+ slideshow). Berardo Bader Architekten designed the wooden chalet for a grassy site surrounded by wooden barns in Kaltschmieden, Doren. Related story: Strips of local spruce clad Haus Feurstein by […]

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Black house by Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher is raised above a bathing lake

This muddy-toned timber house by Graz-based Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten is raised on stilts above a sloping site so that it overlooks a swimming pond (+ slideshow). Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten designed the small single-storey House at the Pond with a floor area of just 50 square metres, on the edge of an artificial lake in Austria. […]

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Strips of local spruce clad Haus Feurstein by Innauer‐Matt Architekten

Vertical strips of spruce give a stripy facade to this semi-detached house, completed by Innauer‐Matt Architekten in a hamlet within the forested landscape of Vorarlberg, Austria (+ slideshow). Austrian studio Innauer‐Matt Architekten designed the 140-square-metre house to sit over the foundations of a demolished older building that had previously served as a utility building for […]

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Hadid, Holl and Gehry join fight to save “masterpiece” school by Helmut Richter

News: Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Frank Gehry and Bernand Tschumi have pledged support to a campaign to prevent the “barbaric” part-demolition of a school by Austrian Modernist architect Helmut Richter. French architect Dominique Perrault, MAD principal Ma Yansong, historian Kenneth Frampton and Coop Himmelb(l)au founder Wolf D Prix have also put their weight behind the campaign. […]

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