Austria

The Lake House in Austria fuses classy transparency with elegant opaqueness

Refined, svelte and diaphanous - this in a nutshell defines the Lake House on the shores of 'The Neufeldersee', a picturesque small lake nestled between two mountain regions, only about 30 minutes away from Vienna. Designed by Maximilian Eisenköck, the 220 sq m (2,367 sq ft) summer retreat has a overall horse-shoe shaped plan, while flaunting…


A comfortable night in a sewage now made possible by the Das Park Hotels

The unenviable notion of living in a sewage pipe gets a interesting makeover with the so called Das Park Hotel. The ingeniously conceived brainchild of Austrian architect Andreas Strauss, these tiny habitats are refurbished from sectional portions of actual sewage pipes. The results pertain to bantam enclosed pod-like zones furnished with a comfortable bed double…