photographer: DI Angelo Kaunat
S.DREI Architektur wins the best architects award in the category Interior Finishings
A young family finds an apartment in need of rehabilitation, with potential in a Wilhelminian Style House in Graz. Architect, Armin Stocker and his partner Walter Sametinger (S.DREI Architektur, Graz) take over the rehabilitation and renovation of the apartment called „Appartement 8” in an old historic building, and shortly after gets awarded with the label “best architects 10!”A stroke of luck for the executing architects and clients. However way you look at it, the award-winning project proves that with luck you also need a lot of Know How and passion for detail.
The long deserted 135m2 apartment required cautious intervention, in order to create the perfect living space for its future residents. A prerequisite from the client was most importantly to create a place for art and literature, which meant well-thought-out, reasoned solutions for appealing storage space including recreational area. S.DREI Architektur found the solution in combining the entrance cloakroom, library, kitchen fixtures and lingering areas. The dinning room got extended through an all year round useable loggia, amplifying the living room simultaneously. In contrast are the bedrooms, which were kept compact thus enabling a more generous creation of space for the communal areas. The basic tint white dominates all the surfaces in the apartment and creates the appropriate framework for designer furniture, contemporary art and antique clavier. It also enables the reflection from the courtyard greenery to seem like a painting filtering through its windows.
Armin Stocker and his partner Walter Sametinger amalgamated in 2002 and founded S.DREI Architektur. Their office is situated in the inner city of Graz, and is managed with 6 members of staff that are allured by their innovative project attentiveness. And the best architects award proves their concept right. The award sums down the best architects within the german spoken regions. This year out of 228 submissions, a total of 43 outstanding architectural projects, divided into five categories were awarded. S.DREI Architektur received the best architects award in the category Interior Finishings for their project Appartement 8.
Not only the contentment of the client but also the award and label “best architects 10”is a confirmation of the credit well due to S.DREI Architektur for their successful conversion and cautious revitalisation of an object with highest architectural niveau.
best architects 10 Award in der Kategorie Interior Design
Leonardo Award, Minsk, Belarus, 2009
III Minsk International Biennale of young architects, Minsk, Belarus, 2009
Bienal Miami & Beach Miami, Florida, USA, 2009
Design team: Projektleitung: DI Armin Stocker
Entwurf: DI Armin Stocker & Mag. Gudrun Stocker
Mitarbeit Architektur: DI Helmut Oswald
Projektmanagement: Mag. Gudrun Stocker
Örtliche Bauaufsicht: DI Armin Stocker