Architecture

Be it baroque vedute, magnificent Renaissance buildings, or architectural ensembles like Vienna’s Ring Road: the Architecture Collection at the ALBERTINA Museum embodies a fascinating overview of the genre of architectural drawing that numbers over 40,000 plans, studies, and models. Extending from the Late Gothic period to the architecture of the present, the museum's holdings include seminal works by Bernini, Borromini, Hansen, Wagner, Loos, Hollein, Hadid, and many others.

The Highlights of the Collection

  • Paul Wilhelm Eduard Sprenger: Design for an exercise and industrial exhibition hall in Vienna, perspectival interior view, 1853

    Paul Wilhelm Eduard Sprenger

    Design for an exercise and industrial exhibition hall in Vienna, perspectival interior view (1853)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Adolf Loos: House Josephine Baker (Model), Paris, 1927

    Adolf Loos

    House Josephine Baker (Model), Paris (1927)
    © To the descendants of Ludwig Münz (Photo: The Albertina Museum, Vienna)

  • Albrecht Dürer: Courtyard of the Innsbruck castle (with clouds), at or after 1496/97

    Albrecht Dürer

    Courtyard of the Innsbruck castle (with clouds) (at or after 1496/97)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Antonio Galli Bibiena: Columned hall with a view through to a lower courtyard, with each supporting column consisting of four individual Corinthian columns with three rosettes each and a fountain on the rightmost column, 1740/1745

    Antonio Galli Bibiena

    Columned hall with a view through to a lower courtyard, with each supporting column consisting of four individual Corinthian columns with three rosettes each and a fountain on the rightmost column (1740/1745)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Josef Frank: New York, Slum Clearance, aerial perspective and site map, 1942

    Josef Frank

    New York, Slum Clearance, aerial perspective and site map (1942)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Clemens Holzmeister: Rio de Janeiro, Cathedral; Choir, Elevation, 1952

    Clemens Holzmeister

    Rio de Janeiro, Cathedral; Choir, Elevation (1952)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Adolf Loos: The Chicago Tribune Column, Chicago, Michigan Avenue/Austin Avenue/St. Clair Street, Fassade mit Steinschnitt, gez. Bittner, 1922

    Adolf Loos

    The Chicago Tribune Column, Chicago, Michigan Avenue/Austin Avenue/St. Clair Street, Fassade mit Steinschnitt, gez. Bittner (1922)
    © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Francesco Borromini: Rome, Oratorio dei Filippini, façade, revised version for the publication of his Opus Architectonicum, 1660

    Francesco Borromini

    Rome, Oratorio dei Filippini, façade, revised version for the publication of his Opus Architectonicum (1660)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Giacomo Quarenghi: Russia, St.Petersburg, stock exchange, 1783

    Giacomo Quarenghi

    Russia, St.Petersburg, stock exchange (1783)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Lois Welzenbacher: Marseille, Project for New-Marseille, Atlantropa project, aerial view from southeast, 1930

    Lois Welzenbacher

    Marseille, Project for New-Marseille, Atlantropa project, aerial view from southeast (1930)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

  • Gottfried Semper, (Freiherr) Carl von Hasenauer: Vienna, 1st district, Burgtheater, Ringstrasse façade, front view, 1 July 1873

    Gottfried Semper, (Freiherr) Carl von Hasenauer

    Vienna, 1st district, Burgtheater, Ringstrasse façade, front view (1 July 1873)
    Permanent loan of Österreichische Bundestheater Holding GmbH Architecture

  • Joseph Maria Olbrich: Imperial court pavilion at the Vienna Metropolitan Railway station in Vienna-Hietzing, orthogonal view, 1898

    Joseph Maria Olbrich

    Imperial court pavilion at the Vienna Metropolitan Railway station in Vienna-Hietzing, orthogonal view (1898)
    The Albertina Museum, Vienna

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