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A radical life as a graphic novel

Swiczinsky, Benjamin

Schwanzer – Architect. Visionary. Maestro.

Three Decades of Architectural and Contemporary History


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    December 2018
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    • A radical life as a classic graphic novel
    • Karl Schwanzer: Entrepreneur, architect and teacher
    • Projects: BMW, Philips-Haus, 20er Haus, Austrian embassy in Brasilia and many more

    Aims and Scope

    It is impossible to imagine Austrian architecture and contemporary history without Karl Schwanzer, who would have marked his hundredth birthday in 2018. His buildings, like the BMW administration building in Munich, caused quite a furor domestically and abroad; his institute at the Technical University of Vienna influenced offices like Coop Himmelb(l)au, Haus-Rucker-Co, Missing Link and ZÜND-UP.

    Posthumously, Schwanzer rose to cult status among his staff, students and clients, conferred especially for his passionate way of working, sparing no effort or expense, and for his relentless search for the optimum solution. In every sense, his life and work were unconventional. The idea to relate them in the form of a graphic novel is also quite unconventional, but certainly a logical consequence!


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