Building Designer Homes on Vienna’s Steepest Slopes

2014/04/11

When your founder lives the motto, “Architecture should simply be fun,” going to work each day must be an absolute joy! Such is the case for the team at Livingpool Architecture and Design in Vienna, Austria, which Klaus Heissbauer founded in 2001. The firm focuses primarily on private housing projects, including family homes and loft conversions, and employs Vectorworks Architect with Renderworks software to blend their appreciation for the beauty of architecture with smart technology. We recently had the chance to explore a few of this firm’s projects, and we’re sharing them in a new user success story linked below.

The story begins by detailing the renovation of Heissbauer’s own home. He calls the residence Project Home, aptly named because it forced him to discern how an architect builds his own hillside house. Next, we showcase a single-family home with an integrated office and standalone garage in Amstetten (Lower Austria). This residence was designed as a split-level to imitate the property’s slope. The last project featured is a low-energy, modern, single-family home in Neuhofen (Upper Austria) built using a wood-frame design with wooden flooring.

“When I tried Vectorworks for the first time, its user-friendliness impressed me more than anything else,” said Heissbauer, who was able to customize his use of the software, which enabled him to work intuitively. The Viennese architect has been an enthusiastic user ever since. “Naturally, as a student, you look up to great architects,” he added. “So the fact that the office of Daniel Libeskind works with Vectorworks certainly reinforced my decision to work with this software.”

“Vectorworks meets my architecture and technology needs,” he said. “It makes the work easier for us, and we are nevertheless able to let our creativity blossom to its fullest. We are, and will remain, loyal to Vectorworks.”

In addition to running his architecture firm, Heissbauer oversees a second company, unlimited software KG, which offers training to Vectorworks users in Austria as a partner of ComputerWorks GmbH, our global distribution partner in Germany.

Visit our website to view the complete Livingpool Architecture and Design user success story.

Images © Klaus Heissbauer, Vienna

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