The careful figure-ground relationship and a real-time analysis of the development of the urban fabrics we live in
Nerma Linsberger ZT GmbH, based in Vienna, is currently working on a variety of projects across Europe. Nerma Linsberger's architecture arises from a careful figure-ground relationship and a real-time analysis of the development of the urban fabrics we live in. As one of the leading offices in terms of sustainable social housing in Vienna, the studio sees itself as a link between the various levels of the sustainable cycle.
From planning to implementation, the team relies on renewable materials, efficient processes, and shortened construction times to ultimately enable greater social balance through affordable living spaces for everyone. Inspired by a variety of influences from all over the world, Nerma Linsberger Architecture Studio uses research and curiosity to find innovation and provide the best solutions. The approach is open minded, analytical, and pragmatic to create designs that have meaning and purpose, but which often go against the grain of conventionality. By thinking outside the box, the firm successfully promotes sustainable design, as well as atmospheric sceneries for residents and the urban context.
Vienna / Social Housing 11.500 m² completed 2016
The building’s introverted structure is a response to its heterogeneous surroundings: the complex has clearly defined edges on the north, east, and west sides, and opens up to the south, where it faces wide open spaces. Two courtyard blocks build an urban space sequence, creating a south-facing relationship. Cuts, openings, and large windows structure the west, north, and east sides, entering a dialogue with the surrounding urban space.
Vienna / residential 19.700 m² under construction 2019-2023
Creating high-quality housing this building is structured with atriums and cuttings towards the outside as well as the inside, opening up the structure and providing inevitable lighting. A compact and smart building layout as well as a simple and clear bearing structure result in a very high cost-efficiency and an economic execution. A minimal amount of staircases and elevators add to the building’s efficiency.
Vienna / Social Housing 12.500 m² completed 2016
The property is located at a very busy intersection. An intervention in the existing building use class made possible better light and sun exposure conditions. In order to defuse the “T”-point, a V-shaped courtyard has been cut into the building. The paths to the access balcony and the ancillary areas are concentrated around the courtyard. The apartments are designed in a very compact way and are economically optimized. The flats offer the same quality and category of living by taking up less usable space.
Vienna / Social Housing 10.950 m² Competition 2021
A city planning competition provided the guideline for an exposed main body with different heights and widths located at the entrance to Village im Dritten in the center of Vienna, Austria. The generous main entryway with a ceiling height of 5 meters grants access to the building and represents a knot of communication. An open bike storage and workshop area are accessible from the main entrance as well as the court. The main characteristics of the project are the L-shaped elements on the planted south facades and the L-shaped balcony structure on the west facade that is linked above the main entrance. The stairway structure of the balconies and the distinct frame of loggias behind it create an ensemble with both a suspenseful depth effect and a playful development of shadows throughout the day. Prefabricated L-shaped elements form planting trays and together with vertical climbing ropes, they create a unique microclimatic shield. Furthermore, they provide a natural shadow in the hot summer months, representing climatic and structural physical advantages.
About Nerma Linsberger
Nerma Linsberger transforms the requirements of clients with designs, municipalities, investors and tenants into a future-proof architecture that combines all aspects of sustainable building and socially responsible housing. Their main concern is to create affordable living spaces in a connection with an exceptional quality of housing and life - because good places only emerge when people are able to identify with their living environments. Their work inspired from a variety of influences from all over the world, Nerma Linsberger Architecture Studio uses research and curiosity to find innovation and provide the best solutions.