Wohnen in Wien: 20 residential buildings by Albert Wimmer by Wojciech Czaja

By Wojciech Czaja

A picture of housing. except a couple of preliminary texts and interviews, the most textual content of the ebook encompasses a overall of 20 domestic tales and interviews with tenants in addition to images and snapshots of Lisi Specht. it truly is mostly in regards to the comparability: What was once the idea that of the architect? and what's the truth in lifestyle contained in the learned structures?

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Viele Leute kommen running kit and travels no further than the seventh floor. “Lots of zum Laufen her, weil sie hier ungestört und weniger exponiert sind people come to run here because they are undisturbed and less als unten auf der Straße. Außerdem kann man danach gleich du- exposed than down below on the street. “ In the district of Monte Laa Boston architect Martha Schwartz Im Stadtteil Monte Laa schufen die Bostoner Architektin Martha Schwartz und das Wiener Landschaftsplanungsbüro 3:0 einen and the Viennese landscape design office 3:0 created a skatepark.

Second final question: what is your own apartment like? Lacaton: Jean-Philippe and I spend a lot of time in the office. Of course to work, but not only that. The space is large, bright and quiet, and we feel very well here. For the rest of the time we live in a 40-square-metre apartment on the top floor of a modern apartment building dating from the 1970s. We can’t afford anything bigger in Paris. But we have a lovely balcony with a view of the city. But you know, all the same, it is not right that living in a big city automatically implies living in a small and expensive apartment.

Das Projekt wurde mit dem Building Energy Globe Award 2002 ausgezeichnet. Es ist ausgerechnet die Sehnsucht nach Freiraum und Naturverbundenheit, die im sozialen Wohnbau in ganz Europa immer mehr an Bedeutung gewinnt. Das zeigt sich bei Projekten im klimatisch milden Slowenien und Kroatien genauso wie im weitaus kühleren Skandinavien. Niedrige Temperaturen tun der sozialen Zusammenkunft an der frischen Luft keinen Abbruch. Sogar in Italien, wo sich Bewohner mittels Fensterläden traditionellerweise gerne von der Außenwelt abschotten, feiern Balkone und Terrassen eine Renaissance.

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