Vorarlberg – An intergenerational Dialogue

Adventurous clients, innovative architects, liberal planning and building laws, and an open-minded population are behind the high density of interesting architecture produced over five decades in Vorarlberg.

In the 1960s Friedrich Achleitner described the work of Hans Purin, one of the co-founders of the Vorarlberger Baukünstler, as a “synthesis between structural and spatial rationality”. Since then, Vorarlberg has been considered exemplary as a region in terms of resource-conserving and formally coherent architecture. However Austria’s westernmost province is no longer an Island of the Blessed. For the local population the mantra had long been: “work, work and build your own house”. Alongside individual attempts to establish concentrated housing, a large number of single-family homes have been completed — referred to locally as “wooden crates” in the countryside. With an eye on urban sprawl, the question is posed here as to the future of sustainable building.

Current Dates

  • Thu. 23 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 31 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 01 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

February

  • Sun. 02 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.