Austrian micro-apartments offer spaciousness and comfort

By | 2021-05-26T12:25:59+00:00 May 26th, 2021|
The apartments’ distinctive appearance, with their protruding wooden decks.Photo by Austrian Apartments

The apartments’ distinctive appearance, with their protruding wooden decks.Photo by Austrian Apartments

Fifty business apartments and six offices were constructed in a new building on an empty lot in Vienna, Austria.

The first phase focused on supporting work for the necessary rededication. In further phases, optimal light conditions were achieved by orienting all the apartments facing South-East. Noise pollution was reduced by the same measure since the orientation towards a quieter side street acted as natural sound abatement.

Following the client’s brief of modern temporary living spaces, these affordable micro-apartments offer maximised spaciousness and comfort. Each apartment is accessible via an arcade and external staircase and features a balcony. The compact floor plan consists of a generous main corridor, a bedroom area, sanitary facilities, and a living space with a pitched roof oriel and a balcony. Minimising the results of the adjacent room in a bright and generous living space that meets the dynamic needs of the future residents.

The building’s facade is comprised of stacked traditional Viennese Schrebergardens (small, intimate garden communities), expressing a strong character in terms of urban development in a neighbourhood characterised by predominantly commercial use.

Data Sheet
Project: Gudrunstraße
Location: Gudrunstraße 1, 1110 Wien
Client: Private Developer
Architecture/Interior Design:
BFA x KLK (BFA Büro für Architektur | Architekt DI Heinz Lutter & BÜRO KLK)
Lead architect: Heinz Lutter
Team: Heinz Lutter, Christian Knapp, Jonathan Lutter, Fabian Lutter, Jürgen DePaul, Xaver Kolleger
Gross Built Area: 3900 m²
Completion: 2021
Photography: David Schreyer

Site supervision: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH

Structural engineer: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH

Project management: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH

Structural physics: Bauklimatik GmbH

Building services: Bauklimatik GmbH

Fire protection: IMS Brandschutz Ingenieurbüro GmbH