Gudrun Business Apartments in Vienna is fifty business apartments and six offices project designed by BFA x KLK, an interdisciplinary practice, made by the collaboration of two Austrian architecture firms.

BFA Büro für Architektur and Büro KLK are characterized by a common passion for experimentation, profound expertise, and a fine sense for the aesthetical.

This results in an interdisciplinary practice that unites the fields of architecture, design and interior design, project management, and urban strategies.

The building’s facade is comprised of stacked traditional Viennese Schrebergardens.

If you are used to travelling around Germany and Austria (but this kind of small green communities are spreading worldwide) you should have noticed clusters of tiny fenced houses surrounded by small gardens: small plots of land, usually on the edge of a city.

Schrebergardens

Photography: Jana V. M. via Pixabay

Schrebergarten, or Kleingarten, offers citizens the opportunity to go outside and plant a garden.

Gudrun Business Apartments concept by BFA x KLK

The first phase focused on supporting work for the necessary rededication. In further phases, optimal light conditions were achieved by orienting all of the Gudrun Business Apartments facing South-East.

Noise pollution was reduced by the same measure since the orientation towards a more quiet side street acted as natural sound abatement.

Schrebergardens

Following the client’s brief of modern temporary living spaces, these affordable micro-apartments offer maximized spaciousness and comfort.

Each apartment is accessible via an arcade and external staircase and features a balcony.

The compact floor plan consists of a generous main corridor, a bedroom area, sanitary facilities, and a living space with a pitched roof oriel and a balcony.

Minimizing the results of the adjacent room in a bright and generous living space that meets the dynamic needs of the future residents.

 

 

Photography: David Schreyer