Anton Schweighofer: A Quiet Radical

Anton Schweighofer: A Quiet Radical

By: Christian Kuhn (editor)Hardback

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Anton Schweighofer, one of Austria's most eminent architects, is a declared supporter of a rationalism that relates both to a traditional anonymous architecture as well as to that of the classical modern movement; a lone figure, therefore, in an architectural scene that rates sophisticated detail and glossy surfaces more highly than the radical sounding out of the typological and structural aspects of a building project. Among the projects that are presented here in detail are the 'Stadt des Kindes' in Vienna, a Children's Village in New Delhi, a Hospital in Zwettl (Lower Austria), a Research Station in the Arctic, Community Halls in Lower Austria as well as Residential Buildings in Vienna and Berlin.Discussions Schweighofer had on topics central to his work form the introduction to the book:- with Adolf Max Vogt on architecture and society- with Otto Kapfinger in structure and functionalism- with Eduard Sekler in questions of the teaching of architecture- with Bruno Reichlin on place, region and tradition- with Walter M. Chramosta and Christian Kuhn on typology and design

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DI Dr. CHRISTIAN KUHN, born 1962, elementary- and grammar school in Vienna and Linz, studied Architecture at the Technical University in Vienna, Dissertation at the ETH-Zurich, has been working at the Technical University in Vienna since 1987. Since 1992 Architectural Critic for "Die Presse" (a daily paper), since 1995 member of the executive committee of "Osterreichische Gesellschaft fur Architektur".

Contents

Discussions: To Me, Freedom was Always More Important than Harmony.In discussion with Adolf Max Vogt; An Architect has to Understand the Art of Taking Risks. In discussion with Otto Kapfinger; Stimulating Creative Inquiry is an Educator's Great Achievement. In discussion with Eduard Sekler; Without a Step into the Unknown, Architecture is a Futile Endeavour. In discussion with Bruno Reichlin; Typology Regulates the Relationship Between the Parts and the Whole. In discussion with Walter M.Chramosta and Christian Kuhn; Colour, Rhythm, Texture.- Projects: Structuralist Labyrinth with Nodes of Light. Community Kindergarten St.Andra-Wordern, Lower Austria (CK); A Three-fold Shrine for Praising an Unfamiliar God. Chapel SOS Kinderdorf, Hinterbruhl, Lower Austria (CK); Finding a Home on the Rough Trail to an Independent Life. SOS-Kinderdorf Greenfields Colony, Neu-Delhi, India (CK); A Compact Plan of Relation-ships Slightly Shifting Down a Slope. Housing for Nurses Zwettl, Lower Austria (CK); A Visionary Hospital Gives a Small Town a New Horizon. State Hospital Zwettl, Lower Austria (CK); A Rationalist Urban Figure as an Image of a Better World. City for Children, Vienna (CK); A Laboratory Test on the Module between Structure and Plasticity. Institute Building for the University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna (CK); Complexity and -Contradiction in the Urban Milieu of -Berlin-Kreuzberg. Housing Project Manteuffelstrasse, Berlin-Kreuzberg (CK); A Free Play of Variations on an Arche-typal Ground Plan. Urban Villas Gatterburggasse, Vienna (CK); After Radical Surgery, a Royalist Building Takes a Democratic Turn. Vereinshaus Horn, Lower Austria (CK); The Bourgeois Town Centre as a Multifunctional Industrial Temple. Town Centre Mistelbach, Lower Austria (CK); A Dissonant Accord Transforms Itself into a Spatial Triad. House on Hohenauergasse, Vienna (CK); When a New Capital City Misses the Train to Modernity. Competition St.Polten, Lower Austria (WMC); Elasticity and Precision of an Architectural Evolution. Konrad Lorenz Institute, Wilhelminenberg, Vienna (CK); The House That You Are: an Architectural Self-portrait on an Octagonal Plan. Anton Schweighofer House, St.Andra-Wordern, Lower Austria (OK); On the Beauty of Ice and the Terror of Loneliness. Arctic Research Station, Franz-Joseph-Land, Russian Republic (CK); A Set of Shelves for Urban Nomads Protected by a Screen of Steel. Student Housing Erlachplatz, Vienna (CK); A Reflected Approach to a Hidden Monument. Competition Pula, Kroatien (CK); A Conglomerate of Space Cells, Wrapped in Classical Dress. Housing Project Kaiser-Ebersdorfer-Strasse, Vienna (CK); The Communal Dream of Ageing with Dignity in a House of Glass. Geriatric Center, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Vienna (CK).- Condensed Autobiography.- Catalogue of Works 1950 - 2000.- To the Limits and Back Michael Guttenbrunner.- Thanks.- Annex (Biography Anton Schweighofer, Biographies of Authors and Discussion Partners, Bibliography, Illustrations, Notes, Imprint)

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2001
  • ISBN13: 9783211837184
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9783211837184
  • weight: 1560
  • ISBN10: 3211837183

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