tezuka architects: japan liszt raiding at vienna design week 2010
tezuka architects: japan liszt raiding at vienna design week 2010 tezuka architects: japan liszt raiding at vienna design week 2010
sep 21, 2010

tezuka architects: japan liszt raiding at vienna design week 2010


japan liszt raiding architekturzentrum wien (architecture museum vienna) until september 27, 2010


roland hagenberg commissioned 10 japanese architect’s offices to design 10 houses as temporary accommodation for raiding, the birthplace of franz liszt, for the exhibition ‘japan liszt raiding’. on a predefined surface area of 5m x 5m each, jun aoki, terunobu fujimori, sou fujimoto, hiroshi hara, toyo ito, klein dytham architects, kengo kuma, SANAA, tezuka architects and yasuhiro yamashita experiment with associations on building in a rural setting. removed from the urban context the result is non-urban places of retreat that combine individual atmospheres, materials and allusions to the history of the border region of burgenland.

all images courtesy tezuka architects



for their house in the exhibition tezuka architects were influenced by music. the hinged roof opens up like a grand piano lid. the internal volume is animated by the sunlight admitted through the angled opening between the box and the lid. the opening is also used to ventilate the space.


inside, 5m x 5m x 5m cubic room is generously designed around a grand piano. there is a couch that can be used as a bed at the back of the room, a round table with some chairs and a grand piano. the large window at front allows you to look out beautiful landscape of raiding. the sound of piano, the movement of light and the scenery of raiding will harmonise and assemble beautiful symphony.





this exhibition is part of the cultural program of the vienna design week 2010. a city full of design is again waiting to be explored over a span of 10 days. besides the presentations, tours, and parties, all spiced up with a good dose of experimentation, one of the focal points this year are the design talks. october 1st -1oth, 2010.


  • soo nice!

    max says:
  • I am a huge fan of the Tezukas and this ‘musical’ house is another typically elegant behavioral solution. However, the reflective parallel surfaces of the perfect cube would not likely be a pleasant place to listen to nor compose music at the piano.

    Rich says:
  • When you plan the piano in the musical house, you will feel that you are in the nature.

    shinedstar says:

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