five-storey building with flexible apartment layouts for Immover GmbH


Client | Sedlak GmbH

Design | technical and artistic management

Typology | housing 

Location | Vienna

Stage | built 

Area | 1163m2


This five-storey residential building near Philadelphia Bridge was built on an empty lot to fill a roughly cubical space. The result became fourteen owner-occupied flats with flexible apartment layouts to make it possible for owners to create new room arrangements in the future, if necessary.

The construction was made as an exo-structural system with two fixed positions for wet rooms. The building is located in the middle of the city so we felt a need to create a green space for residents. The living spaces are orientated to the garden and the sleeping quarters to the street. All  chosen colours were inspired by colours found in a garden. The colours palette used for the facade is hazelnut and pistachio. The inviting entrance hall narrows as it leads to that garden and the main staircase that is illuminated by a big skylight that brings down light though a vertical light corridor from the roof to the entry floor. This floor-plan concept allows for direct lighting in the flats via the bay windows that enliven the facade on the street side as well as on the courtyard side, which features a captivating play of protruding loggias and balconies.