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!
Rainer Mutsch designed this new modular seating system for the German manufacturer Eternit, specialist for fibre cement panels. With ‘Dune’ the Austrian designer follows in the footsteps of the famous Willy Guhl who created the first Eternit armchair in 1954.
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'MUIRYO' carries ten times its own weight, by Michael Kainhofer
This lightweight plywood table was created by the Austrian designer Michael Kainhofer. Using CNC-optimised production process the designer tried to use as less material as possible. The applied plywood is only a few millimeters thick, this limitation led to a construction principle which is similar to paper folding techniques.
'Villa A' in Pöstlingberg / Linz, Austria, by Najjar & Najjar
Everyone loves a breathtaking panorama. Think of the view from Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22 (1960) of the city of Los Angeles, immortalised by photographic legend Julius Schulman. Vienna-based practice Najjar & Najjar have exploited another great view – of the Austrian city of Linz from the Pöstling Berg – in designing their ‘Villa A’.
'Neubau Lehmhaus Rauch' in Schlins, Austria, designed by Boltshauser Architekten; photo Beat Bühler
Zurich-based Boltshauser Architekten’s ‘Neubau Lehmhaus Rauch’, located in Schlins, Austria, marries an emphatically modern formal language with a building material that isn’t usually associated with contemporary architecture – clay. ‘As opposed to more organic, archaic clay architecture, the morphology of the building aims towards a certain clarity and sharp-edgedness,’ explains the Swiss practice.
'Pavilion 21 MINI Opera Space' by Coop Himmelb(l)au, photo by Christian Schittich, München
The eye-catching temporary pavilion for the Bavarian State Opera in Munich was designed by the Austrian architectural practice Coop Himmelb(l)au. Its radical facade is made from perforated and close aluminium sheet. Due to the peaked structure it absorbs the sound of the passing traffic and sets a strong contrast to the neo-classical principal building of the opera. The pavilion was designed for this year’s Opera Festival which goes on until 31 July 2010.
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