By Gregor Lehrl
Driendl is considered one of Austria s most valuable architects. His constructions exhibit a top quality point that's seldom reached. not just do they face up to a moment look, yet they even require it. Catchwords like "wit" and "innovation" may right here supply an approximate description of his talents. His structures function at the disguise and are within the desk of contents of development environment structure journals similar to GA, advert, Abitare, and others.
APOPliving is a really person ebook during which Georg Driendl, in cooperation with experts, covers the full diversity of the subject "living". Like in a theatre play, he divides the themes into acts and offers every one actor a moment identify. An extract: orchid: structure; bay-leaves: cash; oak wooden: development authority.
The ebook bargains a monographic assessment on Driendl s residential structures and is hence a reaction to the big overseas call for. within the similar time, the architect arranges an specialists discussion filling with lifestyles the totality of residential theories.
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To the east rises the mountain, where wooded slopes give way to grey scree and a cross adorns the mountain’s stony peak. The sun illuminates the valley, touching waterfalls, mountain meadows and forests, and ﬁnally glancing the glacier’s bluish masses of ice twenty kilometres away. These are the distant views which have to be incorporated into the house – as essential reference points for orientation and identity. Cut. The valley. A main road with heavy trafﬁc. Snuggled right alongside it lies the not uncomplicated, sloping property that does not allow any usual type of construction.
It is a matter of a high degree of post-densiﬁcation and the development of a property that is at present still being used as a ﬁre-brigade training centre, complete with all its accompanying infrastructure; one is looking for a buyer. The rump property is very restricted, has not been assigned any particular utilisation and furthermore the municipal authorities have no idea as to what its development should look like. Having won second prize at the aforementioned City Planning competition, we have now been invited by Pinewood, a municipal company that has residential buildings erected and trades in them commercially, to provide an expertise in competition with others.
In contrast to, for example, glued wood, which requires a long treatment process, sawn timber is a product that arises by sawing up log wood – the central trunk – and after being dried to a certain degree does not require any further treatment. Wood is a building material that has been employed since time immemorial. Decorticated trees and wood that has been cut at the sawmill, felled in the forest in the immediate vicinity, provide the supports and the construction material for the basic load-bearing skeleton.
APOPliving: ... apartments, houses, cities by Gregor Lehrl