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    Default Grazer Schule mon amour.....New austrian architecture

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    "The city of Graz, Austria contains excellent examples of modernist and internationalist architecture that complements its perfectly-preserved Baroque and medieval structures. The New Graz Architecture is characterized by an emphasis on function as related to the environment.





    Its aesthetic may have been guided by existence of the artistic organization Forum Stadtpark, the presence of architectural school at the Technical University of Graz and the management of regional architect Wolfdieter Dreibholz.






    The well-preserved old centre of Austria's second city is complemented by a wide range of architectural tendencies that can range from the expressionist to the minimalist, yet maintain a strong historical relation by distinctive contrast.




    Graz is the second city of Austria, and the regional capital of Styria, the third largest of the nine Austrian Lander.(1) With a mere 250 000 inhabitants, it is five times larger than any other city in mainly mountainous Styria (Steiermark). It was founded in the twelfth century when Styria became a self-governing Dukedom under the Emperor, and it was for periods in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the imperial residence and capital of Inner Austria. It has always been an administrative centre and a market. It has also been the regional legal centre, a bishopric, and a centre of learning with a long-standing university and various Hochschulen.






    Communications from the north were difficult until the opening of the Vienna-Trieste railway in 1856, but Graz has long been an important cross-roads of Southern Europe : with the Hungarian border 45 miles to the east, it is an important east-west link, and with the Slovenian border only 25 miles south, it is also the gate to the Balkans. Industrialisation came late, but the region has the best reserves of coal and iron in Austria. Now half the working population is in local industries.


    The presence in the region of leading specialist firms for steel, glass, aluminium and other building materials has been important for the development of innovative details in recent Graz architecture........"




    From: The Architectural Review | Date: 10/1/1995 | Author: Jones, Peter Blundell - New Graz architecture. (Austria) - The Architectural Review | Encyclopedia.com
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    Extraordinary designs, thanks for sharing.

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    Walch’s Event Catering Center, Lustenau -
    Austria ( 2000 )
    Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten







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    Designed by Wolfgang Tschapeller Architekten, this House in St. Joseph was built on 656 m2 site area. Fact sheet: 160 m2 of floor area, 849 m3 of cubage, and 21,5 m2 built-up area.

    “We wanted to leave the plain as untouched as possible and to work on a volume that is raised above the ground. The impressions from outside were of an essential importance for the interior”, says architect Wolfgang Tschapeller. “The question was: how can we start an operation on the object that makes living possible?” The answer lay in an intensive dialogue with the clients and in overlaying the biographies of people and the surroundings.





    House in St Joseph-Austria
    Architect : W. Tschapeller


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    HIGH QUALITY ARCHITECTURE
    in this work of one of the most grazer architects of Vienna.

    "Grazer" spirit for a very special penthouse in Vienna.


    Architect : Peter Liaunig - 2OO3/2OO6










    Peter Liaunig discovered this jewel when it was rather run-down. He soon came up with an interesting idea: He would renovate and build on to the structure, including a new roof.





    At the same time he planned on opening up the courtyard which had been built over, and also renovating the building which lay behind the courtyard. And because an architect, just like other people, enjoys a bit of green space, Liaunig decided to seed the roof of the building which had been constructed in the courtyard. This would soon include a futuristic stairway which would lead to his new top-level apartment.







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