More is Possible
In the Sonnwendviertel, Michael Wallraff and PPAG show that (residential) architecture can be far more than merely humdrum.
With Loft Living (Wallraff), an artistic/creative building group put its ideas for good accommodation into practice. The Open Up house (PPAG) frees people from typological pigeonholes. For living in or for work? Both projects render such an either/or decision obsolete. Skeleton constructions permit spatial flexibility. The ground floor zones enter into a close relationship with the urban setting, with high rooms and an extreme openness well-suited to public use. More is also gleaned from the raw materials: Wallraff uses wooden windows, brick exterior walls without full thermal insulation, uncoated steel and pure lime plaster. PPAG open up the upper floors generously, creating an effect of spaciousness, light and transparency.
Michael Wallraff, architect; Oona Zyman, Baugruppe Loft Living; Anna Popelka and Georg Poduschka/PPAG architects; 6B47 Wohnbauträger; Harald Kopertz/Immo Solutions, owner’s representative
Moderated by Maria Welzig, Az W