Vienna articles


Iris van Herpen bends perceptions of femininity with installations for Swarovski

Vienna – Biomorphism, a collection of installations conceptualized by the fashion designer, expresses the surrealism of femininity and broadens Swarovski’s art-and-lifestyle reach.


European hospitality is getting a high-tech update

VIENNA – Laufen returns an infamous Japanese phenomenon to its European origins – with some important adaptations.

Butterfly Houses by Gerner Gerner plus. Photo Matthias Raiger

An apartment complex by Gerner Gerner plus emulates butterflies in a park

VIENNA – The architects describe it as ‘brimstone butterflies in a paradise garden’ in Vienna on Hohe Warte.


Ineke Hans’s designs address global issues in new exhibition

Vienna – Ineke Hans addresses global issues with her innovative designs in the ‘Was ist Loos’ exhibition in Vienna.

Tower of Power by Göbl Architektur. Photos Bruno Klomfar

Göbl Architektur installs a self-sufficient power source for electric vehicles

VIENNA – The Tower of Power is a direct consequence of contemporary society's increased interest in electric vehicles.

Mill 24 by Caramel Architects. Photos Hertha Hurnaus

Caramel Architects squeezes a complete living experience into a roof space

VIENNA – For quite some time, residents in the Austrian capital have relied on the ability to extend their townhouses vertically, converting roof space into extra quarters for living.

Steirereck’s extension is a series of narrow dining rooms shaped around individual tables.

Steirereck by PPAG

VIENNA – When one of the best restaurants in the world hosts a design competition, the results are sure to turn heads.

According to the architects, identity is more important that specialised floor plans.

‘Wohnen Mit Scharf!’ by Superblock

VIENNA – The recently completed apartment block in Vienna provides its diverse inhabitants with a strong identity.

French architect Dominique Perrault was selected to design a residential and office high-rise in Donau City.

DC Tower 1 by Dominique Perrault Architecture

VIENNA – The DC Tower 1 has officially reached completion and now stands proud as the tallest building in Austria.

‘Eastern Promises’ is on view at the MAK Vienna.

Eastern Promises at the MAK Vienna

VIENNA – Architectural and urban projects that innovatively combine social awareness, ecological strategies and artistic practices, make East Asia a pioneering hub for architecture.

The architects say the modern façade contrasts neighbouring history, creating a ‘lively dialogue.’

Hotel Topazz by BWM & Michael Manzenreiter

VIENNA – In Austria an ultra-modern hotel façade has been plopped into the city’s historic centre.

Façade walls blend into the roof for a uniform appearance.

Jsg Apartment Building

VIENNA – In the heart of Vienna, an eco-friendly, space-savvy apartment building is a modern interpretation of a classic Austrian residence.