Composer of a university- The master plan of the new WU Campus Vienna

An old city like Vienna is proud of its long history and ancient buildings. As I was once a student in the Technical University of Vienna, it was quite a challenge to find the correct places for courses because the university did not have its own campus. Instead of that it was spread around various … More Composer of a university- The master plan of the new WU Campus Vienna

A church designed and built for patients with mental and psychological problems – Kirche am Steinhof (Church of St. Leopold at Steinhof) in Vienna

Otto Wagner was the famous architect of the Vienna Secession, and a representative for Art Nouveau (which is called Jugendstil in Vienna). He was both a city planner and a design educator. A huge number of his works changed Vienna city’s appearance. Wagner has left his mark everywhere, from the underground line number 4 to … More A church designed and built for patients with mental and psychological problems – Kirche am Steinhof (Church of St. Leopold at Steinhof) in Vienna

Best architects 16

Best architects 16 – Sustainable architecture and experiments in a sustainable lifestyle Award-winning work of Einszueins architecture office in Vienna To many people in the West, feng shui seems to be a complicated set of rules for living in the East. But simplifying feng shui a bit, it is the way to make your living … More Best architects 16

Zaha Hadid-Bergisel Schanze

2016 年Zaha Hadid 過世時讓我難過了一陣子。翻到老照片時有想過開始一個自己的布落格。現在因很多朋友鼓勵我終於有動力來和大家分享有意思的建築和音樂。 Zaha Hadid是從1979年開始的普立茲克建築獎( The Pritzker Architecture Prize) 唯一在2004年獨得這獎項的女建築師。她的作品都讓人留下深刻的印象。 2015年我有機會到因斯布鲁克 (Innsbruck) 和朋友在Bergisel Ski Jump 吃早午餐。這是冬季時跳台滑雪選手比賽的地方,也是兩次冬季奧林匹克舉行的勝地,第一次在1964年,第二次在 1976年。這個流線型雕塑的建築物高50公尺長度90公尺,在2002年落成。遠看還有點像從森林中站起來的恐龍。1999年Zaha Hadid贏得國際競選後打造了一個煥然一新的跳台滑雪場地,但是當時很多當地的居民反對這個設計方式。主要的質材是鋼筋水泥及玻璃,很簡單也很經典。電梯有分選手或訪友用。咖啡廳的大片玻璃讓人可以欣賞因斯布鲁克的無敵美景,登高望遠真讓人忘記塵世的是非。上面有露台可以看360度的震撼山景,突然覺得自己好渺小。 當然也可以體驗一下跳台滑雪選手看到的角度,只是我覺得從那裡敢飛下去的人都是超人!而且有點諷刺的是從空中看來滑道的後面是墓園。 那次在大師打造的作品裡用早午餐真是讓我回味無窮。   As Zaha Hadid passed away in 2016, I was depressed for a while. After finding some old pictures I had an idea to start a blog. Many friends encouraged me to do this, … More Zaha Hadid-Bergisel Schanze