Three Houses in Vienna
Cultivating the Ordinary. Sergison Bates, von Ballmoos Krucker, Werner Neuwirth
Searching for new intercultural “languages” in European residential architecture: the PaN-Wohnpark in Vienna.
1st edition, 2014
Text in German and English
96 pages, 45 color and 19 b/w illustrations and plans
24 x 30 cm
Three Houses in Vienna presents an in-depth account of the creation and design of a new housing project in the Austrian capital. The PaN-Wohnpark-project, which consists of three multifamily buildings grouped together, was commissioned by Neues Leben, a private social housing and building cooperative. It is part of a major redevelopment plan for the vast area of a former railway terminus. Each house was designed by a different architectural firm—von Ballmoos Krucker Architekten of Zürich, Werner Neuwirth Architekt of Vienna, and Sergison Bates Architects of London—and each reflects a distinct character and attitude. Yet despite the buildings’ differing colors, materials, and floor plans, they all clearly work as a group and offer their residents an effective combination of public and private spaces. The book explores their creation through essays and images, site and floor plans, elevations and renderings, all lavishly presented.
Three Houses in Vienna is among The Best Dutch Book Designs 2014.
Designed by Studio Joost Grootens.