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Harry Seidler: New Danube Housing Vienna

Harry Seidler: New Danube Housing Vienna


Publisher: Prestel Publishing 2002 Author: Wolfgang Foerster ISBN: 9783791327037 Format: Hardcover, 96pp, 305x235mm


This monograph places the innovative residential complex, the New Danube Housing in Vienna, in the context of Vienna's history of social housing.

Starting around 1900, it tells the story of Red Vienna with buildings such as the Karl-Marx-Hof or projects influenced by the Garden City movement, among them buildings constructed by architects such as Adolf Loos, Gerrit Rietveld, Josef Hoffmann or Richard Neutra.

It continues by looking at post-1945 social housing and then considers the innovative architecture of Jean Nouvel, Coop Himmelblau, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster.

Having examined historical and contemporary developments, the book gives detailed consideration to Harry Seidler's recently completed New Danube Housing, a complex of nearly 900 apartments built on a covered expressway along the Danube.

This pre-owned copy is in new condition, with some very slight shelf wear and tear to the dust jacket. 


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