60 years of architecture in 60 seconds: PPAG’s greeting for Detail

Foto: Anna Sophia Rußmann

What is the architectural legacy of the past 60 years? Where will architecture be 60 years from now? On the occasion of Detail’s 60th anniversary, PPAG architects of Vienna share their thoughts.  

What is the legacy of 60 years of architecture?
Sizable areas of development, belief in the future.   

When did you first encounter Detail?
As students, in the library at Graz Technical University, our window on the world at the time.  

Where do you think interior design and architecture will be in 60 years' time? 
In terms of objectives:  Unbelievably varied, high-tech and low-tech, rural and urban, old and new, all at the same time. In all its beauty, to the benefit of all living beings … Happy birthday, Detail!

PPAG architects is run by Anna Popelka and Georg Poduschka with their team. Since its foundation in 1995, the practice (Vienna/Berlin) has continuously worked in research and development on architecture in the widest sense, and in the process has sought to achieve innovation.  Although PPAG is consciously concerned with the entire field of architecture, a certain focal on residential and educational buildings has come about over the past years. Wohnhügel Europan 6 and Bildungscampus Sonnwendviertel in Vienna, Slim City in Aspern (Austria) are cases in hand, along with Sauland secondary school (Norway) and such special projects as the Pah-Cej-Kah office and retail centre and Restaurant Steirereck, both in Austria. Projects most recently completed concern a residential and office building in Lützowstraße, Berlin, and Quartiershaus OPEN UP and Längenfeldgasse Primary and Vocational School, both in Vienna. A building by PPAG for an integrated secondary school and academic secondary school is currently being erected in Allee der Kosmonauten, Berlin. The practice is the recipient of numerous national and international awards, including the City of Vienna Prize for Architecture, Adolf Loos State Prize for Design, the Hans Hollein Art Prize for Architecture, pus it has been nominated three times for the Mies van der Rohe Award.

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