NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

• March 29, 2011

In Graz, Austria, NIK is the recently completed office building project by Austrian architectural firm Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger. Nikolaiplatz as it stands today was a process of conversional development which took its shape over a period of time. While the architectural style (as well as the desired building density) changed, the site layout remained stably constant. Due to the growing density in the immediate surroundings of the area, the requirements of a building on that site had to be adjusted over time.

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 3 600x906 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 2 600x856 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 6 600x584 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

Today the heterogeneous urbanistic situation requires a boundary of space on one side – towards Nikolaiplatz–, and a significant free standing form on the other side – towards Entenplatz.

Due to the very complex urban planning, technical and economical requirements we designed a building, that is calm and reduced, but at the same time a dominating aesthetic solitaire. This building becomes a sculpture through its simplicity.

Based on the clear steel framed structure with light weight wall panels, a multifaceted playful facade with clear vertical alignments appears. The closed elements on the façade have a gold glimmering appearance and can accommodate shelves or archives on the interior. The height of the building adapts with the surrounding buildings and mediates between a high -density area and an open space.

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 1 600x428 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 4 600x395 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 5 600x826 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

+ Project credits / data

Project: NIK
Design Company: Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | http://www.thomaspucher.com/
Designer: Thomas Pucher, Alfred Bramberger, Martin Mathy, Maria Richter-Trummer, Hans Waldhör, Ingmar Zwirn, David Klemmer, Christof Schermann, Boris Murnig, Sahar Arjomand Bigdely, Thomas Zach
Location: Graz, Austria
Area: 1.400 m² GFA
Main Materials: Aluminium, Metal, Glass, Steel
Photographer: Andreas Buchberger – Vienna, Austria
Typology: Office

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 7 600x397 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 8 600x340 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 9 600x452 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

NIK Atelier Thomas Pucher Bramberger pM 10 600x396 NIK Office | Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger

NIK, image courtesy Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger | Photo by Andreas Buchberger

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  1. Well done. The facade is both elegant and playful. I really love it!

  2. I absolutely adore the multifaceted facade and the crisp, clear and clean vertical alignments!