The book for the permanent exhibition

Hot Questions – Cold Storage

Architecture from Austria. The Permanent Exhibition at the Az W

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Cover of the catalogue for the permanent collection 'Hot Questions — Cold Storage'
© graphic design: seite zwei

'Hot Questions – Cold Storage' has been enthusiastically received by our visitors since 2022. On show are fascinating objects from the history of Austrian architecture that simultaneously address basic issues regarding the role of architecture in our society. And now you can take this excellent exhibition home with you in book form!

Compelling texts put architecture in its proper cultural, social, political, economic, and technical contexts. Each section is introduced by a “hot Question” that is very much relevant to today’s world – from the impact of globalization to questions like “How do we want to live” to architecture’s contribution to our survival on this planet. The book takes a fresh look at 150 years of Austrian architectural history. It presents more than 500 illustrations of models, photos, drawings, textile designs, furniture, design objects, and historical documents from the Az W’s collection.

Available at the Az W Shop, or may be ordered directly online via email to

Eds.: Angelika Fitz, Monika Platzer and the Architekturzentrum Wien
Publisher: Park Books
Design and layout: seite zwei / Christoph Schörkhuber, Stefanie Wurnitsch
ISBN: 978-3-03860-318-4
Language: English
Pages: 384
Release date: February 2023
€ 58.-