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An Inside Look at Single-Family Houses in Austria

On the occasion of the exhibition "Home Stories. An Inside Look at Single-Family Houses in Austria" at the Architekturzentrum Wien (05.07.2007-19.08.2007), this publication explores the planning of single-family houses through architectural offices.


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Based on 28 examples, this publication shows the new development in Austria of leaving “house building” to architects’ offices. For today, building owners are deciding to realise their private homes with architects in a previously unimagined breadth and number. And it is not rich citizens who want to build an “image” of modernity with a representative villa. They are ordinary middle-class people who trust in the ability of architects to find a form of house that is both cost-effective and suitable for them.