As I traveled around the city, I noticed many of these buildings. They are distinguished by their modest design and naming, along with the architect and date. There are lessons here for Vancouver.
I was also intrigued by some of the new expensive single family and multi-family housing I came across during my travels. Here are a few photos of earlier projects, some of which are not being renovated and 'greened':
|I was intrigued by these glass walls that had been installed between a number of older social housing projects. They seemed to be too elaborate to be simply sound screens and that's because they are much more. According to Andreas Lindinger, "I just researched the glass noise barriers at Theodor-Koerner-Hof
municipal apartment complex near Margaretenguertel and indeed those are
noise barriers with integrated photovoltaic modules! See http://www.ertex-solar.at/|
Some of the more modern housing is not dissimilar to what one finds in many other European cities, or North American cities for that matter.
|I'm sure there was a bit of a battle before this was approved. Must have been a friend of the mayor or president!|