heri&salli have designed Office Off, a new office building for facade design company ‘FOB-face of buildings”, located in Burgenland, Austria.
The architect’s office heri&salli from Vienna designed in Burgenland/Austria on behalf of the facade design company “FOB-face of buildings” a new office building made of wood.
Though normally a place dedicated to “work”, from the beginning the concept of quality of life and leisure culture took a mayor part in the planning. The traditional aspect of “going to work” therefore has received minor consideration.
Integrated meeting points, attached living and relax areas, as well as a gym, a fire pond converted into a swimming pool, common areas outside and a climbing wall in the 3 floor high entrance hall try to embed the task “work” in a living environment – OFFICE OFF!
By considerating modern energetic and technical solutions which aim to reach energetic independence the building achieves a sustainable and economic reference to its environment. It was very important to embed the building in an equilibrated ecological relation with its inhabitants.
From the material point of view a compressed climate envelope was integrated in a spatial grid structure, departing from the boundaries of the property as a plane piece of land. If we understand and use the grid structure as a spatial possibility of a functional expansion, the shell is a kind of membrane lying in between, that is broken again and again, without leaving the outlined area.
At the blurred borders of the shell, similar to cracks, as well as through purposefully arranged cubes light filters into the enclosed interior.
All interior furnishing like work-tables, conference tables, shelves, wardrobe, etc …including sleeping bunks was designed individually.
Architect: heri&salli Team: Klaus Molterer
Photography by © paul ott photografiert
HG-Architecture | LIVE COMPONENTS have been commissioned by the National Musem of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea, to create ‘Part to Whole’, an installation made from 9076 pieces of wood.
Everything in nature is made up of components. It starts from basic components like atoms and molecules, and grows to bigger components like tissues and organs in order to construct a ‘live’ body. The artificial environment is quite the same. It all starts with basic components like points and lines, and grows to surface and finally construct a space.
Part to Whole is ‘space’ defined by the whole came from the flow of repetition. The set of circles moving along the curve constructs continuous void space. It digs the specific volume out of the cube, which maximizes available space and minimizes materials at the same time. Part to Whole is ‘stippling’ composed of void and solid. The whole of mass consists of voids and solids by 50:50. Depending on people’s positions and views, it creates 2-dimensional patterns by points or lines, which produces 3-dimensional space and form. Part to Whole is ‘structure’ constructed by the set of parts. It shows the qualities of tectonics through weaving and stacking the wooden modules. Likewise the traditional wooden structure of Korea, it makes the whole stable by using the quality of materials, and maximizes tectonics through the methods of construction.
Exhibition dates: 2014.08.12 ~ 2015.1.11
Design: HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS Construction: Housing Plus Sponsors: Housing Plus, Korea Forest Service
All Photos © Kyungsub Shin
Another recently completed residence by Tim Stewart Architects is the Bowler House, located in Paddington, Queensland.
This new residence in Paddington, Queensland involved the integration of a contemporary design aesthetic within the highly constrained planning requirements of the traditional inner-city suburb. The house implores an open-plan design strategy whereby spaces are defined by the series of internal steps that enable the house to follow the grade of the steeply sloping site, while still maximizing the potential for city views.
Architect: Tim Stewart Architects Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones