Date of Publishing

Otto Kapfinger, Wien

Atelier Gassner, Feldkirch

Author and Editor
Otto Kapfinger, Wien

Springer-Verlag Wien


978-3-211-79175-2 (Print)
978-3-211-79176-9 (online)

Springer-Verlag Wien [ext. Link]

Hermann Kaufmann Wood Works

Hermann Kaufmann is a pioneer of modern wood construction in Europe. His oeuvre developed in 25 years ranges from commercial and agricultural construction to residential facilities, community centres and schools to hotels and precisely mirrors the conversion from classic world construction techniques to the options of new wood materials. The community centre in Ludesch, completed in 2006, received the highest international awards and sets construction-biological and ecological standards for the future. The book offers a detailed insight into Kaufmann’s technical and spatial innovations and conveys his use of material and construction to match the situation. The holistic professional image founded in Kaufmann’s biography does not start and end with “pretty architecture” but practices construction as a part of the responsible handling of nature and landscape.