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ALLE WOHNEN ANDERS (ALL LIVE DIFFERENTLY)

Living In The Future

ALLEWOHNEN

Date

2007

Client

BUWOG, Vienna (invited competition)

LSG team

Waltraut Hoheneder, Barbara Imhof, René Waclavicek

Collaborators

architects, Nicole David and Alexa Zahn; landscape design, 3:0 Elisabeth Esterer; building physics, Gabriele Szeider;  strategy, Michaela Mischek

Abstract

‘All Live Differently’ is a new housing structure that acts deliberately within its urban context as well as an organized housing system. The site is located on the border of Viennese urban development and the building strives to bridge the two conditions of urban density and rural dispersion.

Maps and imagery of the existing urban condition were analyzed and began to inform the plans of the building and external façade. The city is brought into the building with the provision of public space articulated in the form of paths and open spaces with differentiated green spaces permitting different activities and subject to different environmental conditions.

The social structuring of the building is a reflection of modern society and recognizes that ‘All Live Differently.’ Fictional user profiles are defined to aid in the creation of new apartment typologies. Special focus was placed on diversity and flexibility and the organization of the building was designed to supported many different lifestyles. Not only was the conventional family considered but also independent persons, small groups, single parents, young couples, and patch work families. The design of the housing structure permitted extra rooms to be added or subtracted to flats as conditions changed and accommodated both private and community based activities.

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