When Austrian entrepreneur Erich Sattler refocused his family’s business from mixed agriculture to grape growing, he needed headquarters to house the budding wine enterprise. He turned to his architect brother, Kurt, to design a winery capable of production, bottling, and cellaring on the ground-floor wine hall, with guest accommodations, presentation space, and an office in the wine loft above. Read the full story here.
In Vienna, a dazzling penthouse by Delugan Meissl has boldly inserted itself between traditional rooftops of the city’s Wieden district like a recently landed alien intruder. Sweeping diagonals cut across the facade of House Ray 1 to provide privacy and a modicum of safety for a dramatic outdoor terrace. Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.
The engineering of House Ray 1’s load-bearing structure was extremely complex. Since the house had to be built on top of an old building, the architects opted for lightweight steel skeleton construction. The living/dining area has sliding glass walls that open to the back terrace and pool. Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.
The Hotel Daniel is a 115-room boutique hotel in Vienna, Austria. It is in a landmark 1962 building, originally designed by Georg Lippert and Roland Rohn, that was renovated by architects Christian Heiss, Michael Thomas, and Thomas Mayer. There are no closets and no minibars in the guest rooms, reflecting the designers' minimalist approach. Features include a curved wooden headboard and a hammock hanging from the ceiling. Unfinished ceilings reveal partitions of the old structure, even down to the screws.