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Sergison Bates

Nordbahnhof 122 Urban housing and community space . Vienna

Sergison Bates architects . Werner Neuwirth . von Ballmoos Krucker Architekten . photos: © Stefan Mueller . + bdonline

Our building joins two others by von Balmoos Krucker and Werner Neuwirth to form an intimate urban cluster. Located to the north east of Vienna the building creates a backdrop to the common courtyard to the south west and defines the southerly perimeter of a new landscape garden to the north east. From the courtyard, shared by all three buildings, the city is left outside the site boundary and yet by forming a pedestrian route through this space from the south west to the north west, it creates another sort of intermediary place which is offered back to the city. Continue reading Sergison Bates

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John Pawson

Palmgren House . Drevviken

John Pawson . + minimalissimo

This house on the shore of Lake Drevviken takes the form of a simple box, with an enclosed courtyard at the back and a terrace to the front.
Uncompromisingly contemporary, the architecture is nonetheless a quiet presence in the landscape. In winter, when the lake
freezes over and the site is blanketed in snow, the pale volume is all but invisible.
In summer, viewed from across the
water, the elevations are fragmented by foliage. Inside the house is designed to be as open as possible to views over the lake, with spaces framed in simple surfaces and in a pale tonal palette. Continue reading John Pawson