October 27, 2017
PODIUMSDISKUSSION

Die Neugestaltung des Marktplatzes in Waizenkirchen ist im Gange. Bei einem Vortrag von ORF-Journalist und Moderator Tarek Leitner und einer anschließenden Podiumsdiskussion wurde über die Entwicklung unserer gebauten Umwelt, Schönheit und die Neugestaltung des Marktplatzes diskutiert. Foto Paul Mayrhuber

June 28, 2017
NEUGESTALTUNG MARKTPLATZ WAIZENKIRCHEN

Beim zweistufigen Wettbewerbsverfahren konnte OSNAP eine einstimmige Empfehlung der Jury erzielen. Wir freuen uns auf die Umsetzung!

June 1, 2017
Yo.V.A.4plus BANJA LUKA

OSNAP in cooperation with City of Vienna brings the newest edition of Young Viennese Architects (Yo.V.A.4plus) to Banja Luka. Join us at Banski Dvor from 02.06.-09.06.2017. https://www.wien.gv.at/…/veranstaltung…/ausstellungen/yova/… https://daniarhitekture.com/

May 19, 2017
SPECULATIVE DESIGN

OSNAP presents the project ´Self-Storages: Fun Palaces of Post-Consumer Society´ and selected projects from Austria for the exhibition ´Continuous Interior´ at Days of Architecture Sarajevo 2017.            

May 12, 2017
DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE 2017

Moderator: Idis Turato Participants: Ida Križaj, Ivica Mitrović, OSNAP Friday, 19.05.2017 at 16:00 @ Kino Meeting Point, Main Stage , Sarajevo    

November 30, 2016
TRADITIONAL BOSNIAN HOUSE BEFORE AND AFTER ENERGY PRICES SKYROCKETED

  Houses with unfinished facades are common throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. They may not be considered beautiful, but like many other questionable structures they constitute a part of our everyday experience. With some exceptions, these structures are a result of scarcity of alternatives of their builders, rather than the result of a conscious building process […]

May 27, 2016
OSNAP at Days of Architecture Sarajevo 2016

Opening of this year’s edition with Yo.V.A. exhibition in Vijećnica. OSNAP in cooperation with Days of Architecture, Austrian Embassy and City of Vienna. It was a great pleasure to take part in this year’s programme and discuss about ‘Architecture beyond investment’. Thank you Dani arhitekture!  

March 14, 2016
BRANDLHUBER PLEASE HELP!

Following the discussion about the construction of a hotel next to Stara Pravoslavna crkva (Old Orthodox Church), we see yet another construction paused, due to legal and/or investment disputes, becoming one of many structures that do not live up to their intended use and remain exposed to the ravages of time and frustration. Sarajevo is […]

January 28, 2016
STROSMAJER CATWALK

We still believe that the winning proposal of the urban design competition for Strosmajer Street is a misunderstood, ironic entry, which intends to question the very nature of historism and commercialization of city centres. Anyway, the entry leads to the question what comes first the chicken or the egg? Images or spatial practices? Images that […]

November 23, 2015
KEIN PLATZ FÜR GROSSZÜGIGKEIT

Was tun, wenn den Auftraggebern ihr Haus zu klein ist, obwohl es eigentlich recht groß ist? Wenn ein Kinderzimmer als Stauraum genutzt werden muss und der große Raum im Zwischengeschoß durch einen Schreibtisch und andere Kleinigkeiten besetzt wird?

Aufräumen!

November 9, 2015
KEIN PLATZ FÜR EIN BAD

Effizient, innovativ im Grundriss und billig soll er sein, der Wohnbau Wiens, kurz gesagt: SMART. Da jeder Quadratmeter Wohnfläche Geld kostet sieht die Wiener Stadtverwaltung in der Reduktion auf das SMART-Wohnbauprogramm eine gute  Möglichkeit, das Wohnen in Wien auf einem niedrigen Kostenniveau zu halten. Es ist die Aufgabe der Architekten und Bauträger, unter den engen […]

September 29, 2015
ENDANGERED ARCHITECTURAL SPECIES

We are happy to agree with our client NOT to extend this iconic cabin from the 80’s on Jahorina, rather to keep the spirit of Yugoslav modernism alive. The ongoing building activities on Jahorina very much remind on Christopher Long’s blurb for the book MODERNISM IN-BETEEN – THE MEDIATORY ARCHITECTURES OF SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA: ‘Yugoslavia is […]

August 10, 2015
A FAMILIAR MEETING PLACE

Being architects and familiar with the designs of Frank L. Wright we find these ruins, which became constituent elements of Bosnia’s post war landscape intriguing. They seem like literal manifestations of Frank L. Wright’s design principles for homes > chimneys form the ceremonial centers of homes and are familiar meeting place. Unrendered, chimneys symbolize protection […]

August 3, 2015
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU HAVE A HANDS-ON CLIENT WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO GET HIS HANDS DIRTY?

When works are lagging behind schedule and head in a different direction than agreed? Naturally, the client gets into his car, invites his buddy who is a trained carpenter and does the job himself!

July 27, 2015
SOUS LES PAVÉS, LA PLAGE! BENEATH THE PAVEMENT, THE BEACH!

Protesters in the riots of 1968 expressed their anger with the government by throwing paving stones against the police. Flying stones were accompanied by the rally crie ‘Sous les pavés, la plage!’. When protesters ripped out the paving stones the sand-bed beneath became visible. The sand was associated with a beach. This beach was used […]

June 12, 2015
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE TODAY?

All places shown on the map are easily accessible!

http://blog.zoomsquare.com/immobilienpreise-wien/pricemap-underground_v7-alle/

April 23, 2015
THERE SHOULD BE MORE ‘ZIGZAGING’ IN THIS WORLD!

In memory of our dearest Gilles Deleuze and the becoming of the universe: ‘le zigzag’ In The Abecedaire of Gilles Deleuze (Gilles Deleuze from A to Z) Claire Parnet suggests zigzag for the last letter of the alphabet. ‘With the mark of the zigzag ( Z as in …), Deleuze traces what he calls both […]

March 17, 2015
VIENNA’S SMART FLATS ARE REDUCED TO ‘SMALL’

We think it is smart to create a space as large as possible instead of making it smaller.

The Viennese trend to build ‘small’ smart flats should help to keep rentals at affordable levels. […]

February 6, 2015
HOW TO BE INNOVATIVE?

Kinkplatz School – Architect: Helmut Richter

When in 1994 the school at the Kinkplatz in Vienna was designed still every class had to have its own classroom. No interactive zones to meet the needs of modern learning were permitted back then as they become standard today. […]

January 20, 2015
WIRD HÜTTELDORF DURCH DAS ALLIANZ-STADION BESSER?

Ein Lichtmast wird zum Zeichen

Stell Dir vor, Du siehst von weitem den einzigen Lichtmast des Hütteldorfer Stadions. Ein Gedanke an Rapid wird sich kaum verhindern lassen, vermutlich auch an Hütteldorf. Als Fußballfan denkst Du vielleicht an Deinen Stammplatz und die Erlebnisse der Vergangenheit oder an die vielen Biere im Rapid-Dorf neben dem Stadion nach dem Spiel.
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December 1, 2014
HOW TO MAKE A HOUSE FIT FOR THE FUTURE

Most detached houses are designed to meet the needs of a young family and, as a result, are perfect for a specific status quo. After the children moved out their rooms loose value being downgraded to storage, and as soon as the owners can’t walk up the stairs anymore the house gets sold. The single […]

November 26, 2014
SELF-STORAGES #3

… another proposition is to turn self-storage facilities into theaters. Stored objects can be used as stage props for re-enactments, with the theme of playing with and searching for identities. A stored object might create a déjà vu or evokes a desire that brings a storage unit back to life, a new one, independent from […]

November 24, 2014
MARKTHALLE VON MVRDV IN ROTTERDAM

(Foto: Ossip van Duivenbode)

Die Zeitschrift Detail publizierte einen Artikel zur Markthalle in Rotterdam. Hier geht es zum Link!

November 20, 2014
HYPO ALPE ADRIA VERSUS THE CITY

(Foto: Armin Walcher)

What if the needs of the financial market wouldn’t be taken serious? Is there thinking beyond the common possible?
The Guardian published an article on the €19bn model city in front of the Karlskirche.

November 11, 2014
SELF-STORAGES #2

Self-storage facilities are maybe the most explicit signifiers of the change from industrial to consumer society, the society in which identities are, to a large extent, based on the consumption and possession of goods. The need to store excess objects paradoxically originates in scarcity, as homes are not big enough for accumulated properties (leisure time […]

November 6, 2014
SELF-STORAGES #1

Imagine that self-storage facilities are more than repositories for (temporarily) unused objects! Imagine that self-storage facilities are filled with stories about today’s ways of living! Imagine that self-storage facilities become test grounds for the construction of identities! Various disciplines study self-storage industry. While social science is interested in scarcity, urban economics examines demand. In architectural […]

October 19, 2014
GREENHOUSE + SUNSCREEN = CARPORT

To avoid the boredom of single-family house estates is not an easy thing to do as almost all existing designs  are everything but unique. To act different we propose to exhibit a car in a greenhouse in order to create cheap and specific parking.

October 2, 2014
OKLAHOMA LAND RUN

Urban development can go awfully wrong. That it is not enough to divide the land into claims of 325m2 tells the history Guthrie, a city which was founded in a day at the Oklahoma Land Run. At  April 22 in 1889 the unassigned lands known as “Oklahoma” is opened up for settlement. It lies amongst […]

October 1, 2014
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING – MEL

On a small plot of land amongst single family houses, a building with four flats is beeing developed. To maximise comfort and space different layers, which are as large as the building code allows, are condensed to a unit. Every flat has it’s specific quality as a result of it’s position within the building and […]

September 1, 2014
FINANCIAL NEEDS VERSUS BUILDING CULTURE

It is obvious that architects are able to do their job properly. So why is it that project managers give often a better impression on the first sight? Is it just a matter of talking about things which are not so important these days? Are architects too much aware of the building culture?

August 30, 2014
WONDERLAND #4

OSNAP search for wonder-matter.

August 28, 2014
WONDERLAND #3

It is astonishing that 100 years after the accomplishments of Bertha von Suttner (9 June 1843 – 21 June 1914) shopping centre operators believe that sexist quotes contribute to the development of an innovative brand and that these quotes are compatible with the claim to be a city center.

August 28, 2014
WONDERLAND #2

Material and semantic qualities come in pairs. Architecture is expressed through and can be described by them. In vernacular architecture and modernism they support each other, whereas in postmodernism they started drifting to fulfill specific roles. Whilst below granite wall cladding (seen in new café Metropolis in Sarajevo) is pleasing from a material point of […]

August 27, 2014
WONDERLAND #1

Commercial environments try to simulate depth. Motifs, patterns or materials are juxtaposed to create specific environments that support brands, seasons and alike. References are either intentionally placed or neglected. The focus is on the creation of economic and inspiring environments that have one major task: stimulating consumption. This leads partly to the creation of wonder-lands […]

August 22, 2014
HIER RUHEN UNSERE MILLIARDEN

Wie Baufirmen billig anbieten, Fehler der Ausschreibungen suchen und durch Nachträge ihren Profit verdienen beschreibt DIE ZEIT in folgendem Artikel: http://www.zeit.de/2014/28/steuerverschwendung-elbphilharmonie-stuttgart-21 DIE ZEIT beschreibt zwar Großbaustellen, die Handlungsweisen sind jedoch bei Baustellen jeder Größe recht ähnlich.

August 22, 2014
SREBRENICA ANNIVERSARY 2014

The Srebrenica Memorial Room is awaiting your visit. If you visit Srebrenica on July 11 to commemorate the victims of the genocide you may take the opportunity to go to see the Srebrenica Memorial Room. It is located in the Battery Factory opposite the cemetery. The memorial room was designed by OSNAP within the architectural […]

August 14, 2014
WARUM WOHNEN WIR WIE WIR WOHNEN?

  INDUSTRIEALISIERUNG: Back to Back-Häuser England Mit dem Beginn der Industrialisierung veränderten sich die Bedingungen des Wohnbaus radikal. „Planen und Bauen war ebenso wie Produktion selbst von dem Prinzip geleitet, mit möglichst wenig Ausgaben möglichst viel Profit zu machen.“(1) Die Häuser grenzen an drei Seiten an die Nachbarn, wodurch nur eine Seite, die Straßenfront, für […]

August 13, 2014
REDEFINITION OF A HOUSE – EIN

Eine bestehende Struktur zu ändern bringt Widerstand, denn Sie ist mit Bedeutung geladen, es werden bewährte Gewohnheiten, die sich in einer spezifischen Architektur manifestieren, in Frage gestellt. Die geschlossene und kleinteilige Struktur des Zubaus aus den 60iger Jahren sollte durch Großzügigkeit und Licht verändert werden. Um die Kosten möglichst nieder zu halten wurden wenige gezielte […]

July 17, 2014
BAUSTELLE DER ZUKUNFT – ASPERN

Die Aneignung des Straßenraums hat bereits begonnen. Um dem akut entstandenen Bedürfnis nach einer Pause vom Bauen einen Ort zu bieten entstehen Kantinen mitten im zukünftigen Straßenraum. Im Gegensatz zu den Wohnbauten aus Beton ist die Baukonstruktion der Kantinen improvisiert, sie kann leicht wieder abgebaut, entsorgt, oder auch weiterentwickelt werden, sie weisen eine strukturelle Offenheit […]

July 10, 2014
FOOTBALL FOR URBANISTS

Panini Fifa 2014 The ongoing World Cup in Brazil reaches out into urban spheres. The city does not only become a stage for sponsored public viewing spectacles, but also turns into a trading place for football enthusiasts. At unexpected locations fanatic collectors of different gender, age and background gather to exchange football stickers and fill […]