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A residential care home for 105 elderly residents has been constructed on a park-like plot in the immediate vicinity of the Andritzbach brook in Graz. The passive house has no basement due to the challenging ground conditions and because of its location within the Andritz flood zone. It is a..

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House T

Gamlitz, Austria
by Atelier Ulrike Tinnacher

[h]Amidst the vines[/h]
Seen from afar, House T looks like a small landmark on the horizon. It makes a simple and quite unobtrusive impression. A closer look, however, reveals that it was designed with great care and love of detail. An old winegrower’s cottage on top of a 400-year old vaulted..

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Studio Kogl

Semriach, Austria
by Johannes Kaufmann

[h]Open, and yet closed[/h]
The visitor encounters the Studio Am Kogl as a distinctive structure characterised by a striking element of design – vertical timber cladding covering the entire façade and roof – which Johannes Kaufmann describes as a ‘slatted screen’.

The building is located on..

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The project emerged from an European two-stage competition in 2010/11 sponsored by the City Council of Graz on behalf of the Department of Education and Integration. The School achieves the certified passive house standard due to the low-level building structure, the location of the warm rooms on..

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The revitalisation and conversion of the laboratory faculty building into a Biomedical Engineering Centre is a very interesting challenge. Issues of energy efficiency, protection of historic buildings, functionality, economy in construction and operation have to be combined into an overall..

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City Tower

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
by Anne Tyng, ...

Louis Kahn and Anne Tyng collaborated on the futuristic City Tower, designed for Philadelphia in the late 1950s but never built. It was, however, included in “Visionary Architecture,” a 1960 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.
[h]Concept[/h]
The City Tower is designed for city of..

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Salk Institute

San Diego, USA
by Louis Kahn

The campus was designed by Louis Kahn. Salk had sought to make a beautiful campus in order to draw the best researchers in the world. The entire 27 acre site was deemed eligible by the California Historical Resources Commission in 2006 for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
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"Architecture is the thoughtful making of spaces. It is the creating of spaces that evoke a feeling of appropriate use." – Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn was known for his infusion of culture and creating a sense of place within modern architecture. Although it may not be as well known as some of his..

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