Tate and Lyle Sugar Silo – Tate and Lyle – 1955
The sugar Tate and Lyle sugar silo was built close to Liverpool’s docks. Interesting fact, with the money he made from sugar Henry Tate established the Tate Gallery in London.
Majolica House – Otto Wagner – 1899
Majolica House is a beautiful example of the Jugendstil movement. the facade is the only visible part of the building as the interior is privately owned, apartments I think. It is difficult to to clearly see all of the details of this building and you have to cross the road to get a good view but the detailing in the design of this exterior is striking. Another Wagner gem.
The Secession Building – Joseph Maria Olbrich – 1898
The Viennese Secession movement, was founded by a group of artists including Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffman and Joseph Maria Olbrich. The secession building was designed by Olbrich and built as an exhibition centre.
In the basement of the building there is a very special piece of artwork by Klimt, the Beethoven Frieze which is painted on the upper walls in one of the rooms and was a real treat to discover.
The Secession building has been immortalised in the 50 cent euro coin proving its popularity 120 years later.
coop Himmelb(l)au is Viennese architect and design firm that is known worldwide for it’s experimental, ‘decontructivst’ style. The company was founded in 1968 by Wolf D. prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Micheal Holzer and now the company employs up to 150 people and has offices in London, Vienna, Los Angeles and Australia.
Apartment building Gasometer B – Coop Himmelb(l)au – 2001
Gasometer B is the only of the four Gasometers to be redesigned with a new external structure. The glass structure provides a viewing platform/ deck for that connects with the old Gasometer combining different architectural styles to enhance the aesthetic and the practical use of this building. It’s great that a building such as the old gasworks building can be preserved and reused to serve a new purpose for future generations.