New Business Apartments in Vienna with a Distinctive Design

Fifty business apartments and six offices were constructed in a new building on an empty lot in Vienna that had been in a reallocation process for years. The Architecture and design were handled by local architecture offices BFA and KLK. The first phase focused on supporting work for the necessary rededication. In further phases, optimal light conditions were achieved by orienting all of the apartments facing South-East. Noise pollution was reduced by the same measure since the orientation towards a more quiet side street acted as natural sound abatement.


Photo credit: David Schreyer


Photo credit: David Schreyer

Following the client’s brief of modern temporary living spaces, these affordable micro-apartments offer maximized spaciousness and comfort. Each apartment is accessible via an arcade and external staircase and features a balcony. The compact floor plan consists of a generous main corridor, a bedroom area, sanitary facilities, and a living space with a pitched roof oriel and a balcony. Minimizing the results of the adjacent room in a bright and generous living space that meets the dynamic needs of the future residents.


Pitched roof oriel Photo credit: David Schreyer


Pitched roof oriel
Photo credit: David Schreyer

The building's facade is comprised of stacked traditional Viennese Schrebergardens (small, intimate garden communities), expressing a strong character in terms of urban development in a neighborhood characterized by predominantly commercial use.


A distinctive appearance Photo credit: David Schreyer


Photo credit: David Schreyer

About BFA x KLK

BFA x KLK stands for two offices that have successfully completed several projects in the last years. Both studios pursuit the approach of facing diverse situations with curiosity and putting original ideas into practice. The collaboration is characterized by a common passion for experimentation, profound expertise, and a fine sense for the aesthetical. This results in an interdisciplinary practice that unites the fields of architecture, design & interior, project management, and urban strategies. It is in this wide spectrum where two generations with an awareness for the interplay between people and space find each other.