Design


House of the future: with less get more

  Society is continuously evolving, and with it, so are our housing needs. Social, economic, technological and environmental changes oblige us to start thinking differently and to reconsider our actions and habits, wishes and needs. The decreasing size of households, financial considerations and ideological motives (environmental concerns) are just some […]


Architecture inspired by nature

By connecting architecture with nature, one can create an architectural work that generates experiences with the full embodiment of physical and spiritual presence. To achieve this, first, it is necessary to understand nature. As American lecturer, poet, and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson said in his essay Nature, “To speak truly, few […]


Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

”We have to find ways if we’re actually going to address sustainability … making better choices that result in net environmental gains. What we need to learn is how to do more with less.” – Leyla Acaroglu Let’s talk about sustainability. It’s a word we like to throw around for […]


Calle Libre
Urban Aesthetics in Vienna

“He is my biggest fan”, Renacho smiles and points at one of the windows of the vis-à-vis building. “He brought me snacks and even a beer while I was working in the summer heat”. The man who lives in Felberstraße 110, 1150 Vienna, who brought Renacho a cold beverage during his […]


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]


Ode to the Odds # 6:
The many faces of public art

Hey art lovers and those of the curious kind! This post is for you! Have you ever found yourself walking down a Viennese street, stumbling upon a stunning contraption of sorts, wondering what the heck it is? Well, I can say with ninety-eight percent certainty that it was probably an […]