Neu 31 by SUPERBLOCK ZT GmbH; photo by Hertha Hurnaus
SUPERBLOCK ZT GmbH, the Austrian architectural practice established in 2003 has realised this 840-square-meters building located on Neuwaldegger Straße 31 in Vienna. Based on a ‘concept of the overlapping spatial structure’, the house boasts a number of residential apartments as well as office units and a centrally-located 30-square-meters courtyard, and its current residents amount to ’22 working and residing persons, one dog and two cats’. (more…)
'One Crystal Chandelier' by Thomas Feichtner for Lobmeyr
The multi-award-winning Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner has recently unveiled his latest pendant lamp design created for the renowned Viennese crystal specialists, Lobmeyr. A contemporary reinterpretation of Lobmeyr’s traditionally opulent chandeliers, Feichtner’s strikingly simple, reduced ‘One Crystal Chandelier‘ consists of a black cable enclosed within a plain bent metal tube, and a single hand-cut crystal which is suspended above the end of the brass structure and lit from below by an LED. (more…)
Föger Woman Pure by Pedrocchi Architekten; photo by Ruedi Walti
It’s no news that when it comes to fashion boutiques, display windows frequently, if not always, play a pivotal role in the concept and also, the success of a store. With this in mind, Swiss architect Reto Pedrocchi, along with his Basel-based practice Pedrocchi Architekten, has realised this new angular extension of the Föger Woman Pure boutique located in the Austrian town of Telfs in Tyrol. (more…)
'Tabula Rasa' table by Pudelskern is made of translucent natural soap; photo by Kresser Günter Fotografia
Following hemp, kenaf and polycaprolactone wax soap has become yet another unusual material employed in the furniture design showcased at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Created by the Austrian design practice Pudelskern, ‘Tabula Rasa’ is a table made of translucent natural soap and it was presented at the ‘Design Vision Austria’ exhibition in Zona Tortona.
The Austrian manufacturer Wittmann is especially known for its high-quality upholstery furniture. In their Viennese showroom Wittmann presents from March 25, 2011 the result of a very special encounter: The new, highly sober seating furniture collection ‘Vienna’ designed by non other than Jean Nouvel. The cooperation started when Wittmann was commissioned to produce the seating furniture for Vienna’s new Sofitel.
Claus Preisinger vineyard by propeller z, photo by Hertha Hurnaus
With its elongated shape, the dynamic winery Claus Preisinger seems to push itself into the vineyards on the Goldberg of the community Gols/Austria. The building is divided into two parts from different materials and heights – the front two-storey building of concrete with reception, office and changing rooms on the ground floor and the wine tasting on the first floor and the single-storey warehouse and production facility designed as a complete wood construction.
Kiefer technic showroom by Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner, photo by Paul Ott
This new office building of the Austrian metal company Kiefer technic designed by the Graz based practice Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner is characterised by a dynamic façade system of electrically driven folding elements made of perforated aluminium. These façades change continuously each day, each hour showing a new “face” but can also be adapted individually to changing conditions and needs.
The Austrian manufacturer for contract and office furniture Bene presented at this year’s Orgatec two new room deviding systems designed by the Vienna based designer Johannes Scherr. We met him and got some background information about the higly flexible systems. Enjoy!
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