Architecture is not just limited to designing government buildings, multi dollar residential plans or huge mansions, but this art of designing structures can adorn any ordinary piece of construction. To satisfy this statement, we have brought to you a structural design whose simplicity yet contemporary designing make it a perfect architecture. In this edition, you will find how diversity of materials like aluminum, steel or glass can make the architectures look stunning.
NIK Building, Austria
NIK building is a wonderful piece of architecture in Austria that is a fine example of how to meet interior designing requirements in a heterogeneous urbanistic situation. Clear steel framed structure, light weight wall panels, playful façade, attractive vertical alignments and open space make this structure truly distinguishable. The use of glass allows lot of natural light to brighten up the interior space. In addition to this, glass has also been used as separating walls, which leaves a voluminous impression. The spiral staircase brought into play is a fantastic way to access other floors in minimum space.
Alfred Bramberger and Atelier Thomas Pucher created this fine piece of architecture in Graz, Austria. The minimalist structure forms a rectangular shape and walls combined with glass enhance the overall look of this building. White tones used in the interior given an impression of enlarged volume and the glass panels keep a transparency with the outside environment. There is a golden sparkly appearance on the façade and materials like aluminum, metal, steel and glass make it a center of attraction. One thing that makes it look more like a structure is its simplicity.
Architects – Alfred Bramberger and Atelier Thomas Pucher
Atelier Thomas Pucher has been teaching since 1999. Initially, he was teaching at Technical University, Graz and then joined FH Joanneum in 2006. Later he started taking up designing projects and he also won awards for some of his architectures. His efforts with Alfred Bramberger are really commendable. Both the designers have intelligently planned the structure keeping in mind the need for space and individual requirements of the people dwelling there. The best part was the idea to use different materials and give the building a more contemporary look, despite of the space constraints that the building was already facing. Keeping this space restriction in mind, interiors were planned very wisely, so as to bring every inch into play and this is what makes this simple building a stunning architecture.
Design Company: Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger [Architects]
Designer: Thomas Pucher, Alfred Bramberger, Martin Mathy, Maria Richter-Trummer, Hans Waldhör, Ingmar Zwirn, David Klemmer, Christof Schermann, Boris Murnig, Sahar Arjomand Bigdely, Thomas Zach
Location: Graz, Austria
Area: 1.400 m² GFA
Photographer: Andreas Buchberger – Vienna, Austria