Completed: The View House

After a construction time of half a year the View House is completed. Till end of August landscape design and furnishing will be finished. Although situated on a slope the ground floor, the parking lot and courtyard are barrier-free. A space for an elevator is also thought ahead. If needed, the two levels can be … Continue reading

Contemporary Alpine Architecture: The View House

Architectural Design and Sustainability This 200 m2 family house and office will be built at the foot of the “Mieminger Kette” mountain range, 40 km west from Tyrol’s capital city – Innsbruck. Situated on a slope, the wooden house, thanks to its special geometry and metallic roof, blends in perfectly with its surrounding mountain range. … Continue reading

Willis Tower’s glazed floor cracks. How reasonable is the fear of breaking through?

Scary News: The glazed platform of Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, 103 stories up, on top of one of the tallest skyscrapers suddenly cracked under the feet of a family. The news went viral although only the thin protective layer of the glazed platform was affected, not the supporting panels. But are glazed floors more … Continue reading

green building

two projects in progress: Wrap Building alteration, thermal rehabilitation and roof extension: low-cost/low-energy consumption house on the outskirts of Vienna (A) The application of pre-fabricated, recyclable materials – actually used for industrial constructions – in conjunction with sophisticated architectural design transforms the single-family house from the 1970s into an example of sustainability. current phase: design … Continue reading