rational - emotional

An architecture practice with a number of offices in different locations is nothing unusual, a practice with two so fundamentally different partners – one more rational, the other emotional – who carry out different building commissions in two such very different places as Luxembourg and Vienna is, however, really something rare. In Vienna the focus is on large urban housing projects, the examination of historically formed sites and new urban development areas: in rural Luxembourg the commissions range from administration buildings to public swimming pools, from youth hostels to banks, from schools to old person’s homes and single-family houses. In Vienna the large solutions tend to blend more with the densely constructed city, they demand a more striking profile and a more pronounced identity than in Luxembourg where, due alone to their colour, symbolic quality or use of particular materials in a specific context, buildings by HVP stand out.