AE Interests: Steel structure. The structure contains an amphitheater, café, and children’s playground. It’s geometry is that of shells coming together at different areas, a fitting theme for an “island”.
Location: Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
Date of Completion: September 27, 2003
Architect: Peter Cook/Colin Fournier
Partner Architect: Architektur Consult, Graz (Peyker, Domenig, Eisenköck)
Structural Engineering: Bollinger and Grohmann, Frankfurt/M
AE Interests: Façade is a media skin that can be changed electronically. “Biomorphic” geometry. Houses a very cost-efficient air conditioning system.
Link to building video: http://www.museum-joanneum.at/en/kunsthaus/the_building/movie_a_friendly_alien
AE Interests: Ingenious ventilation system that conforms to the temperature and air quality needs at different times of the season. 40-meter long glass wall printed with quotations from the bible.
AE Interests: Orange-colored façade randomly lined up indicating that corridors and rooms near the outer walls have variable heights and spaces to accommodate the most obvious residential needs.
AE Interests: façade includes windows that are placed seemingly random, a sleek gray skin, and protruding room-sized windows extending out of the building. The roof acts as a “hat” for the building and has perforations that leak sunlight into the open area in the middle of the building.