LUXURY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

WHERE THE PAST AND THE PRESENT MEET

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ARCHITECTURE / HOSPITALITY – BOLD BLUEBERRY AND CHERRY MAGAZINE

February 10,  2021

Copyright Photos : Herzfeldhaus

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE

Vienna was once known as the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, this great city does not need an empire-related status to maintain its unrivaled authentic beauty and cultural level. At the same time, modern Vienna cannot be suspected of being unduly attached to the past. It is a city that looks to the future with confidence and successfully implements the latest achievements in architecture, design, and technology.

The same can be said about Herzfeldhaus, one of the buildings, which has combined the spirit of classical Vienna and ultra-modern luxury amenities. This year’s winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of The Best Luxury Real Estate in Vienna, Austria, is waiting for its new inhabitants.

Herzfeldhaus was constructed in a classical style in 1869 near the old city wall and became one of the properties that give Vienna its unique appearance and contribute to the city’s cultural wealth. The Wilhelminian style building was designed by Carl Tietz as a residence for the wealthy businessman Carl Herzfeld. The work of the Austrian painter Egon Schiele inspired the property’s color concept, while its architecture and interior are shaped by the creative language of the architect Adolf Loos.

The building is located in the city center within close proximity to a number of famous cultural landmarks, including Vienna State Opera, St. Stephen‘s Cathedral, Musikverein, Albertina Museum, and Ronacher Theatre. The inspiring neighborhood is enhanced by the philosophers’ corner formed by Hegelgasse, Kantgasse, Fichtegasse, and Schellinggasse.

 

 

 

 

Drawing inspiration from its environment, Herzfeldhaus itself accumulates creative energy. After having been used as a studio and exhibition space for aspiring artists under the auspices of the Emanuel Layr Gallery for a year and a half, it will continue this creative collaboration in the future.

During the recent renovation and revitalization, carried out by the developer SG 112 GmbH & CO KG, the historical value of Herzfeldhaus was preserved, while the professional approach and high-quality materials used allowed literally taking the building from the past to the future. The property offers 13 light-filled luxury apartments ranging in area from 52 to 260 square meters, three top-floor penthouse apartments from 246 to 354 square meters, and ceilings up to 3.8 meters high, creating an exclusive spatial effect. The residents can enjoy an impressive view over the city.

Wine lovers will enjoy a particularly pleasant and unique experience at the Herzfeldhaus. Vienna has a special relationship with wine for a long time. This is the only region in the world where winemaking is developing within the boundaries of a large city, which allows Vienna to please connoisseurs of the ancient drink with its special stylistic findings.

The Luxury Lifestyle Awards experts particularly enjoyed the beauty and distinct ambience of the huge vaulted cellar, which has been given a second life along with the rest of the building, offers a full experience of winemaking complexity. In this stylish wine cellar and wine tasting space, the designers have developed the ideal environment and conditions to enjoy the most exquisite wines of the Vienna wine region.

 

 

 

MEXICAN TRADITIONS CAPTURED IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE

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ARCHITECTURE / HOSPITALITY – BOLD BLUEBERRY AND CHERRY MAGAZINE

January 19,  2021

Copyright Photos : Yoshihiro Koitani / Uribe + Arquitectos Studio

 

 

 

 

 

URIBE & ARQUITECTOS STUDIO SUCCESS

The ability to embrace a traditional ethic and combine successfully with modern, contemporary elements has been a long-established element of Uribe + Arquitectos Studio success.

Recent recipients of The Best Luxury Architect Studios in Mexico by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards panel, the Uribe + Arquitectos Studio team have long practiced sourcing inspiration from traditional materials and designs while combining these with contemporary materials that help amplify users enjoyment of their dwellings. It is this careful balance of mixing the new with the old that has resulted in some of the most iconic residential, commercial and multi living dwellings that now grace the Mexican skyline.

The use of traditional elements can take form in the materials chosen, such as the combination of brick alongside glazed or modern metal installations as seen in projects such as the MC Design Studio and residential project Casa Estudio OM. The ability to merge vernacular elements with a diverse range of modern materials creates an aesthetic symbiosis that Uribe + Arquitectos Studio are known. Not only in material, but the very nuances of Mexican architect are represented in each build, from chimney details through to colonial styled roofs combine with modern glazed walls and creative lighting.

 

 

 

For Uribe + Arquitectos, initial consultations and understanding the end-users interaction with their dwelling are the foundations of each successful project. With a clear focus, space is carefully curated to match and often exceed the expectations of each client. This dedication to not lose focus on the client has resulted in a stunning portfolio of beautifully designed properties that truly represent the homeowner while providing the practicalities and versatility of modern design.

The Troop Residence is a perfect example of how client briefs are visualised into a contemporary home with traditional twists. Tasked with creating an extensive dwelling that offered the best in living spaces combined with the practicalities of a busy, modern family home, the Uribe + Arquitectos devised a luxury space that utilised the best of natural light and outdoor/indoor spaces. Large glass windows allow in natural light during the day while partition walls are cleverly used to form intimate spaces within open planned living areas. The external features of the property are finished in contemporary white plaster synonymous with traditional homes but juxtaposed with modern metal columns that support a brise soleil providing cooling shade and maximising the use of outside leisure areas.

Internal finishes consist of deep wood flooring while luxury elements such as stone plinths provide not only practical design but help bounce and reflect light around high ceilinged central living areas. It is this eye for detail that have seen the team successfully undertake over twenty iconic domestic projects around Mexico.
In regards to commercial design, the MC Design Store is a fine example of how the Uribe + Arquitectos can work with multiple use areas. This project called for a mix of office, studio and showroom space that befitted the creative team that would be using them. Maximising the use of traditional walls, the team amplified impact with a mix of white painted brick details with modern grey plaster finishes.

An essential part of the design was to connect upper and ground floor space with a focal point curved staircase. Created in grey metal that matched the mezzanine level, it invites the user to explore all areas of the building. Externally, traditional plaster render is given a modern twist with calming lavender hints that glow against the turquoise Mexican sky. This ability to create intimate and versatile spaces under one large roof takes considerable knowledge and a realistic understanding of the limits and possibilities of challenging projects.

It was this eye for detail combined with extensive portfolio that captured the attention of the Luxury Lifestyle Awards team. In a competitive arena such as architecture, it was the ability to design modern luxury spaces with the longevity of considered design that set the Uribe + Arquitectos team apart from their contemporaries and will lend themselves well to the future of Mexican design.