OTTO WAGNER

BORN: 13 JULY 1841 IN PENZING DIED: 11 APRIL 1918 IN VIENNA NATIONALITY: AUSTRIAN

OTTO WAGNER
• EDUCATION:
1857-1860 :- STUDIED AT THE TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN VIENNA 1860-1861 :-STUDIED AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE IN BERLIN.

• PROFESSION:
IN 1894 HE WAS APPOINTED PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF A SPECIAL SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA.

OTTO WAGNER
HIS STYLES:• HIS EARLIEST PROJECTS WERE CLASSICAL IN STYLES • FROM 1893 HE TURNED AWAY FROM:- HISTORICISM • WAGNER WAS VERY INTERESTED IN URBAN PLANNING • HIS DESIGNS WERE BASED ON FUNCTION, MATERIAL, AND STRUCTURE AS THE BASES OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN. • HIS DESIGNS COMBINED TECHNICAL AND CONSTRUCTIONAL FUNCTIONALITY WITH HIGH AESTHETIC CRITERIA.

OTTO WAGNER
WORKS:• • • • POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK ,VIENNA MAJOLICA HOUSE ,VIENNA DISPATCH OFFICES, VIENNA IN 1890 HE DESIGNED A NEW CITY PLAN FOR VIENNA, BUT ONLY HIS URBAN RAIL NETWORK, THE STADTBAHN, WAS BUILT. IN 1896 HE PUBLISHED A TEXTBOOK ENTITLED MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN WHICH HE EXPRESSED HIS IDEAS ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE ARCHITECT.

FAMOUS QUOTE:SOMETHING IMPRACTIAL CANNOT BE BEAUTIFUL

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK
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LOCATION : VIENNA, AUSTRIA

DATE : 1904-06 & 1910-12 BUILDING TYPE : BANK CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM : CONCRETE AND GLASS CLIMATE STYLE : : TEMPERATE EARLY MODERN

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK
• • • THE BUILDING HOUSES THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ÖSTERREICHISCHE POSTSPARKASSE (P.S.K.) BANK. THE BUILDING IS REGARDED AS AN IMPORTANT EARLY WORK OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE. THE ENTIRE FACADE IS COVERED WITH SQUARE MARBLE PLATES. • THESE ARE ATTACHED TO THE MAIN STRUCTURE BY ALUMINUM RIVETS OR BOLTS. • THE USE OF MARBLE ALSO MAKES THE MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING OF THE FACADE VERY EASY AND INEXPENSIVE.

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK
MAIN HALL:-

*THE MAIN HALL IS ON THE FIRST FLOOR.
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*THE HALL IS DESIGNED LIKE AN ATRIUM, WITH A LARGE GLASS SKYLIGHT

MATERIALS

GLASS

*THE MAIN HALL HAS ONLY GLASS AND POLISHED STEEL AS

*THE FLOOR OF THE MAIN HALL IS CONSTRUCTED OF GLASS TILES, ALLOWING NATURAL LIGHT TO REACH FURTHER DOWN TO THE FLOOR BELOW, WHERE THE POST OFFICE BOXES AND MAIL SORTING ROOMS ARE LOCATED.

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK

exterior, facade

FRONT FACADE OF BANK

EXTERNAL VIEW OF THE BANK

MAJOLICA HOUSE
PROJECT : MAJOLICA HOUSE ARCHITECT :WAGNER, OTTO ADDRESS :LINKE WENTZVILLE 40, VIENNA STYLE :CLASSICAL DATE BUILT :1898-99 NO. FLOORS :6 EXTERIOR FINISH : CERAMIC TILE, IRON, MATERIALS WOOD WINDOWS CONSTRUCTION TYPE :MASONRY SERVICES :SHOPS AT STREET LEVEL

MAJOLICA HOUSE
• • • • • • • NAMED AFTER THE WEATHER-PROOF, PAINTED CERAMIC FLORAL DESIGNS ON ITS FAÇADE. MAJOLICA HOUSE HAS RETAIL ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND APARTMENTS ABOVE. THE BOTTOM TWO FLOORS ARE TREATED AS A BASE WITH IRONWORK. THERE IS A GRADATION OF DETAIL AND COLOR FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP. TOP IS CAPPED WITH LION HEADS AND AN ELABORATE OVERHANGING EAVE. THERE IS A TRADITIONAL USE OF ORNAMENTATION. DECORATED BALCONIES ARE MADE UP OF IRON.

WIEN MUSEUM KARLSPLATZ
PROJECT : WIEN MUSEUM ARCHITECT : WAGNER, OTTO ADDRESS : VIENNA DATE BUILT :1914 NO. FLOORS :3 CONSTRUCTION TYPE :MASONRY MATERIAL USED : IRON AND WOOD MARBLE ON EXTERIORS

WIEN MUSEUM KARLSPLATZ
• IT COSISITS OF A FASCINATING MIXTURE OF ART AND HISTORY ON THREE FLOORS, FROM THE NEOLITHIC AGE TO THE MID-20TH CENTURY. THERE ARE ORIGINAL STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS AND OUTSTANDING SCULPTURES IN MUSEUM WE CAN FIND WEAPONS AND ARMOUR, SELECTED FURNITURE, CLOTHING AND SPLENDID WORKS OF APPLIED ARTS, THE RECONSTRUCTED APARTMENT etc. IT HAS ONE PAVILLON WHICH IS USED FOR EXHIBITON PURPOSE. THE MUSEUM HAS GAINED A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL EVENT FACILITY AND A CAFÉ.

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OTTO WAGNER
AWARDS:• FIRST ARCHITECT OF MODERN VIENNA • FOUNDATION STONE OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE

BOOK:• MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN 1896 HE WAS THE FOUNDER OF WAGNER SCHOOL.