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Kunsthaus Graz Building

Friendly Alien: Contemporary Austrian Architecture design by Spacelab Cook-Fournier

post updated 15 October 2023 – new photos by Adrian Welch from October 2023:

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria

photo © Adrian Welch

28 May 2013

Location: central Graz, Austria

Kunsthaus, Graz

Dates built: 2000-03

Design: Spacelab Cook-Fournier

Kunsthaus Graz Building, Austria
photo : Maleen Diestel

Kunsthaus Graz Building Design

The Kunsthaus Graz, also known by the name “Friendly Alien”, was built in 2003 to mark the city being named European Capital of Culture for that year.

Kunsthaus Graz Building
photo : Maleen Diestel

The exhibition building has a technoid media facade of just under 900 conventional fluorescent lamps on which images and animations can be shown in rough definition.

The Graz Art Museum was built as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2003. Its icnonic shape and difficult hanging (and to an extent viewing) conditions for art inside evoked the Bilbao Guggneheim: an iconic building drawing tourists to a slightly out-of-the-way city but presenting a challenge to the artists in that the interior is not the pure white box many curators seem to crave!

Kunsthaus Graz Building
photo : Landesmuseum Joanneum

Peter Cook was known for many years as the head of the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London (Ed. – he was head in the 1990s when I did my Diploma of Architecture, and brought a lot of energy to the school). He then teamed up with Kevin Rhowbotham to form CRAB, but now Kevin Rhowbotham is Professor of Architecture at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), a new architecture school announced 28 May 2013.

Kunsthaus Graz
photo from RIAS 2004 – no larger image

Kunsthaus Graz images / information from Emporis + RIAS

Peter Cook

Location: Graz, Austria, central Europe

Austrian Building Designs

Austrian Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Austrian Architecture Design – chronological list

Vienna Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

Austria Architect : Studio Listings

Austrian Architecture

Graz Buildings

World’s Most Impressive Media Facades

Another interesting architectural lighting intervention on e-architect:

N Building, Tokyo, Japan
Design: TERADADESIGN ARCHITECTS

A recent architectural lighting intervention on e-architect:

La Vitrine Culturelle, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Design: Moment Factory

Austrian Architect

Kunsthaus Weiz
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Kunsthaus Weiz

Mur Island Building
Architects: Acconci Studio
Mur Island Theatre

MUMUTH – Haus für Musik und Musiktheater
UNStudio
Music Theatre Graz

Architectural Walking Tours

Vienna Buildings

Skyspace, Arlberg Region
Architects: Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Skyspace Arlberg Region Austria
photograph © Florian Holzherr
Skyspace Arlberg Region

RINGANA campus, Sankt Johann in der Haide, Hartberg-Fürstenfeld, Styria
Integrated design: ATP architects engineers, Vienna, and ATP sustain
RINGANA campus Sankt Johann in der Haide Austria
photo : AnnABlaU
RINGANA Campus St. Johann in der Haide

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Website: Kunsthaus Graz Austria