By Andrea Bina, Theresia Hauenfels, Elke Krasny, Isabella Marboe, Lorenz Potocnik
This architectural consultant to the Austrian urban of Linz contains pictures of the entire constructions defined and is released in a layout that simply can slot in a pocket, in addition to together with a fold-out urban map that publications readers round the featured initiatives.
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The one and two-family houses were individually differentiated by custom brick skirting, polygonal bay windows, and exterior ornamentation. Mauriz Balzarek’s preference for high gables and steep-pitched roofs is clear throughout. Edith Zacherl calls the design style “national romanticism”, while Alexander Wied refers to a “hybrid of Jugendstil elegance, stolidness, and the cosy scale of medieval German architecture”. The satisfying quality of the homes endures right up to the present day. th Niederreithstraße 32 D8 48 Froschberg Garden Estates 1914 Gartensiedlung Froschberg Mauriz Balzarek 53 When World War I brought about shortages, industrial breadmaking companies were founded in Linz.
Th Kaplanhofstraße 1 E5 27 Municipal Office of Public Enterprises 1925 Bürogebäude der Stadtbetriebe Hubert Gessner 64 The complex was constructed from 1652–68 in three stages, designed originally as a Jesuit college – founded in 1669 – for the study of philosophy, law, and theology. The original building was three stories high and encompassed the school, the living quarters of the priests, a refectory (also used as a theater), and two chapels. After the dissolution of the Jesuit order in 1773, Empress Maria Theresa situated a military barracks at the site in 1776.
For about thirty years, the building’s geometric, Secessionist façade has been red. The Neoclassical design emphasizes the central pedimented portico. The Kunsttopographie ties it to Josef Hoffmann and the Kaasgraben villa colony in Vienna. Designed for a single family, the upper and lower floors were converted into separate units after the war. The chest-high wooden paneling of the central room on the ground floor, finished off with inlay work, is preserved. The current owner tells how when her grandparents, the Eberstallers, began construction on their villa, relatives living on Landstraße commented, “Are you crazy?
Architecture in Linz 1900–2011 by Andrea Bina, Theresia Hauenfels, Elke Krasny, Isabella Marboe, Lorenz Potocnik