architecture and urbanism
Good architecture creates intimacy and changes reality. LOVE was founded in 1998, with the aim to develop, to market and to realise innovative building systems. In 2002, the subsidiary brandfield was founded. It focuses on the strategic brand development of real estates. Both companies aim to create architecture that will excite on the long-term.
The project, an office building of the Landesimmobiliengesellschaft (provincial real estate department), is situated in the heart of Graz’s old town. The project goals were to adapt and renovate the building and to add annexes. The renovation was based on the Graz tradition, with its characteristic three-dimensional, “dynamic facades” (created with a special plastering technique) and typical “Grazerstock” windows (re-interpreted with contemporary methods): The ceiling-high window casements (mounted in front of the façade at a slight angle towards the plane of the façade) face the square and therefore reflect by turn the activities in the square, the surrounding building fronts or the sky in different refraction.