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WHAT WE DO

ANAIS ARCHITEKTUR is an office for architecture and design in Vienna.

Our focus is on combining ARCHITECTURE with GRAPHICS, COLOUR, ARCHITECTURE PSYCHOLOGY and COACHING.

We give shape to your individual functional and atmospheric wishes and needs and translate them into FORM, COLOUR and MATERIAL.

Architecture
+ interior design

THE THIRD SKIN. The built environment nowadays forms the daily living environment for the majority of humanity. Therefore ecologically and socially responsible architecture and liveable cities are more necessary than ever – both for individual well-being and for social coexistence.

ANAIS ARCHITEKTUR develops innovative and individually tailored solutions for your functional and atmospheric requirements. We accompany you from the analysis of needs to the planning and implementation. From the holistic concept to the smallest detail.

Visual
Communication
+ graphic design

MAN IS A VISUAL ANIMAL. Successful visual communication is of decisive importance due to the high proportion of information that is absorbed through the sense of sight and the visual functioning of our brain.

ANAIS ARCHITEKTUR combines spatial solutions with graphic design to create a coherent visual image with recognition value. We translate your corporate identity into spaces and create architecture-related graphic design, such as orientation systems, exhibition catalogues and design manuals.

Colour
+ light

COLOUR IS COMMUNICATION. Next to form, colour is the most important design tool in architecture: it supports the space in its message and the users in their actions. A well-balanced colour composition uses the entire colour space with all its nuances and applies them in the respective context according to perception-psychological and visual-ergonomic aspects.

ANAIS ARCHITEKTUR supports architects, private individuals, companies and organisations in the implementation of colour in space through consultancy, lectures and colour concepts.

Architecture
Psychology
+ coaching

SPACE WORKS. „We shape our buildings, then they shape us“, Winston Churchill once said. The integration of human-scientific findings about the interactions between people and their environment into the design of human living spaces increases the well-being and health of the individual on the one hand, and has a variety of positive effects on social coexistence on the other.

ANAIS ARCHITEKTUR supports private clients, companies and planners in the design of human-friendly living, working, learning and urban spaces through the application of architecture psychological findings. In the run-up, during planning and in the existing building. Systemic, resource- and solution-oriented.

WHO WE ARE

ANAIS ARCHITEKTUR was founded by Anja Aichinger in Vienna in 2006.

ANJA AICHINGER

Anja Aichinger is an architect, graphic designer, colour designer, architecture psychology expert and coach.

She studied architecture at the Technical University in Vienna as well as at McGill University in Montreal and gained experience in various Viennese architecture offices before founding ANAIS ARCHITEKTUR in 2006.

Anja Aichinger also passes on her knowledge and experience as a lecturer at schools and universities. Among others, she worked as assistant professor at the University of Arts Linz (2009–2017) and has been teaching at the College for Design in St. Pölten since 2013 and at the Technical University Vienna since 2020.

EMPLOYEES
(FORMER AND CURRENT)

Michael Brunmayr
Marcus Brückner
Lisa-Marie Halwax
Amona Peter
Elisabeth Traint

NETWORK

We implement your projects together with other specialists and experts from our network.

REFERENCES

A1 Telekom Austria

architekturforum oberösterreich (afo)

Digitalberatung

Donauuniversität Krems

Frauenbüro der Stadt Linz

Glückarchitektur

Hohe Wand Wiese

Internationales Forschungs¬zentrum für Kulturwissen¬schaften (IFK)

K2 bauphysik

KI-TEC GmbH

Koeb&Pollak Architektur

Kolleg für Design St. Pölten

Kunstuniversität Linz

Marchfelder Schlösserreich

Nationalpark Donau-Auen GmbH

Österreichische Bundesforste

Schloss Eckartsau

schlossORTH
nationalparkzentrum

Sonnenpark St. Pölten

Technische Universität Wien

Verband Österreichischer ­Ziegelwerke

Verbund AG

Verein zur Förderung von ­Arbeit ­und Beschäftigung (FAB)

Vogel&Noot

Wienerberger Ziegelindustrie GmbH

ZDF – Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

AWARDS

Visions for the City Centre of Kapfenberg

2001 | 1st prize

CCA Charrette Montreal

2001 | 1st prize

Rupert Riedl Prize

2006

Austrian Building Award

2006

street conversion design competition

2006

15th film/video competition of the IVWSR

2006 | 3rd place

Best Private Plots

2007

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

MUHC Superhospital, Après moi – le déluge

2002 | School of Architecture McGill University

Equalizer

2003 | Humantec – Design for Humanization of Technology

03.100 humantech equalizer

2003 | Living and Design

Working at home – living in the office

2003 | Profil

Der Kurzpark – A Volksgarten Update

2004 | self-published

‚Permaculture in the City?

2006 | Permakultur Austria

Der Kurzpark

2007 | Best Private Plots 07

Der Kurzpark – More space for movement in the city

2008 | agenda 21: Shaping mobility in a visionary way

The joys of rural life. On the future of rural living

2011 | Sonderzahl Verlag

Conquering space while sitting

2011 | Die Presse

Wasserspiegel

2013 | afo architekturforum oberösterreich: epilogue#3

Wildwechsel. From imperial hunting ground to national park

2015 | Austrian Federal Forests

Impossible archives. Architecture for a fictitious Europe

2016 | Sonderzahl Publishing House Verlag

How Austria lives

2020 | Immo Kurier . Interview

Nature is open space

2020 | Immo Kurier . Interview

From living space to feel-good space

2021 | UNIQUA carpe diem . Interview

Beige is so colourful

2021 | Immo Kurier . Interview

Cottagecore – the digital village idyll

2022 | Die Presse . Interview

The power of silent things

2022 | Die Presse: Schaufenster . Interview

Spaces influence our health

2022 | Kronen Zeitung . Interview

EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS

[visions for the city centre]

2001 | Kapfenberg

1:1

2002 | The Equalizer | Vienna University of Technology

Salone del Mobile

2003 | The Equalizer | Milan

Nike Play Award

2005 | Der Kurzpark | Nike Vienna

Lane Change

2006 | Der Kurzpark | TMW Technical Museum Vienna

Private Plots

2007 | Der Kurzpark | Loisium Langenlois

Havana Dérive

2009 | Linz Art University

Architecture & Comic

2010 | mobility mobiles | afo architekturforum upper austria

Pavement Festival!

2010 | Der Kurzpark | Vienna

Silent Heroines

2011 | Old City Hall Linz

In the garden. Living Spaces between Longing and Experimentation

2011 | Der Kurzpark | NORDICO Linz

Wildwechsel. From Imperial Hunting Ground to National Park

2013 | Eckartsau Castle

Architecture & Sound

2013 | Wasserspiegel | afo architekturforum upper austria

UNIKA(R)TE

2013 | Linz Art University

Impossible Archives. Architecture for a Fictitious Europe

2016 | Linz Art University

AUTOCORRECTURE

2020 | Der Kurzpark | afo architekturforum upper austria

LECTURES / WORKSHOPS / INTERVIEWS / MODERATION / JURY

Der Kurzpark

2005 | Lecture | MA 18

Der Kurzpark

2006 | lecture | agenda 21

Superstadt! Symposium on the Future of the City

2009-2017 | Organisation | Linz University of the Arts

Architectural excursions

2009-2017 | Concept + Organisation | Bratislava/Zlín/Brno. Bucharest. Belgrade. Portugal. Copenhagen.

Housing type, housing form, housing space

2010 | Lecture | Impulse Day of Lower Austrian Housing Research

Public Spaces

2010-2013 | Lecture | Linz Art University

The pleasures of country life

2011 | Panel Discussion | Kunsthalle am Karlsplatz

Urban Studies for Beginners

2011-2017 | Lecture | Linz Art University

Paint the town. Colour in Architecture and City

2011-2017 | Lecture | Linz Art University

Concept and Design

Since 2013 | Teaching + Diploma Supervision | College of Design St. Pölten

Architecture and Sound

2013 | Interview | Radio FRO, Linz

Foundation Course Finals

Since 2014 | Guest juror | NDU St. Pölten

„Why study architecture in Linz?“

2015 | Interview | Radio FRO, Linz

World – Space – Body

2015 | Lecture | Linz Art University

„I work, therefore I am?“

2015 | Moderation Panel Discussion | Symposium Superstadt!

Use of colour at the point of sale

2018 | Workshop | A1 Telekom Austria

Jugendinnovativ

Since 2020 | Jury Chair Category Design | aws austria wirtschaftsservice

COLORS MATTER

Since 2021 | Teaching | Color concepts for educational spaces | TU Vienna