Fifty business apartments and six offices were constructed in a new building on an empty lot in Vienna. The first phase focused on supporting work for the necessary rededication. In further phases, optimal light conditions were achieved by orienting all of the apartments facing South-East. Noise pollution was reduced by the same measure since the orientation towards a more quiet side street acted as natural sound abatement.
Following the client’s brief of modern temporary living spaces, these affordable micro-apartments offer maximized spaciousness and comfort. Each apartment is accessible via an arcade and external staircase and features a balcony. The compact floor plan consists of a generous main corridor, a bedroom area, sanitary facilities, and a living space with a pitched roof oriel and a balcony. Minimizing the results of the adjacent room in a bright and generous living space that meets the dynamic needs of the future residents.
The building’s facade is comprised of stacked traditional Viennese Schrebergardens (small, intimate garden communities), expressing a strong character in terms of urban development in a neighborhood characterized by predominantly commercial use.
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Location: Gudrunstraße 1, 1110 Wien, Austria
Client: Private Developer
BFA x KLK (BFA Büro für Architektur | Architekt DI Heinz Lutter & BÜRO KLK)
Lead architect: Heinz Lutter
Team: Heinz Lutter, Christian Knapp, Jonathan Lutter, Fabian Lutter, Jürgen DePaul, Xaver Kolleger
Gross Built Area: 3900 m2
Photography: David Schreyer
Site supervision: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH
Structural engineer: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH
Project management: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH
Structural physics: Bauklimatik GmbH
Building services: Bauklimatik GmbH
Fire protection: IMS Brandschutz Ingenieurbüro GmbH
About BFA x KLK
BFA x KLK stands for two offices that have successfully completed several projects in the last years. BFA x KLK pursuits the approach of facing diverse situations with curiosity and putting original ideas into practice. The collaboration is characterized by a common passion for experimentation, profound expertise, and a fine sense for the aesthetical. This results in an interdisciplinary practice that unites the fields of architecture, design & interior, project management, and urban strategies. It is in this wide spectrum where two generations with an awareness for the interplay between people and space find each other.