Architecture tells stories -
of the people who build it and those who inhabit it; of the times in which it is created and the tastes that shape them; of the landscapes, their colours, shapes and natural materials from which it grows, borrows in design or sets striking contrasts; and of the skills that people have cultivated for centuries and passed on to succeeding generations. Architecture also tells of the dreams and visions with which we have always tried to overcome the forces of nature, to create something new and to give shape to abstract ideas.
From listening to building
House design means more than creating a beautiful shell and filling it with rooms. As modern architects with interior design offices in Vienna and Linz, destilat have always cultivated a very personal approach, centred on people and their different lifestyles. Unlike art, which wants to be perceived freely and autonomously for itself, architecture puts itself at the service of the cause. It is in the essence of architecture and interior design that the complex quality of the discipline can only be grasped in their use, in the occupation, inhabitation and enlivenment of the spaces created.
On the scale of man : space
Whether interior design or house architecture - destilat Interior Design Linz and Vienna know no standard solutions. Straightforward, opulent, sober or decorative - as different as their clients are, the house architecture and interior design of the designers is different every time. What unites all projects is the individual and very personal development of the spatial structures: Asking questions, getting to know people, understanding their needs and wishes - next to design, open communication and exchange at eye level is the most important instrument for contemporary architecture and modern interior design for destilat.
Space concepts for life
From the mud hut to the skyscraper, from the remote hamlet to the megacity, technical, functional and aesthetic revolutions have taken place over the ages. The primary task of architecture - to provide shelter and create space for living, playing, working, meeting, developing, retiring and generally living - has remained unchanged since its early beginnings.
Function, character and individuality
Architecture is both purpose and representation - this has not changed over the last 12,000 years. Depending on the occasion and the building company, the two poles are weighted differently. destilat Architects Linz and Vienna place a third dimension in front of these two categories: as trained interior architects, they develop their architecture for houses, detached houses, holiday homes or terraced houses programmatically from the core of the matter - the different living models and spatial needs of singles, couples, large families or flat-sharing communities. Understanding people's wishes, requirements and interests is the central design task at destilat, and usage behaviour is defined as the measure of all things, which is logically followed by room concepts, floor plans, interior design and also the external appearance of destilat's designs and buildings.
Unity of inside and outside
In their spatial concepts and house designs, destilat are often responsible as architects and interior designers at the same time, thus inscribing themselves in the long-standing tradition of the "architectural Gesamtkunstwerk". Interior and exterior space as well as the room envelope are interdependent, complement each other and merge into a single design unit. The principle at destilat is not to furnish rooms retrospectively, but to design them in such a way that the structure of storage and open spaces organises itself coherently from the individual usage behaviour of the residents.
Opening up views and broadening horizons
Architecture always goes beyond the traditional in its dimensions and aspirations. The way destilat interior designers deal with the architectural canon of forms is also playful and uninhibited. The existing is meticulously examined for substance and meaningfulness and also questioned. What is good may stay. Where there is potential for development, it is sometimes "stirred up". The authenticity and characteristics of historic buildings are preserved, restored and invisibly supplemented by state-of-the-art technology and contemporary spatial concepts.
The home as a "safe bank
We all like to live today as much as we did in the Biedermeier era, where interior design as a sub-discipline of architecture has its beginnings and the concept of living also appears more and more often. However, imposing interiors already existed in prehistoric times - in all advanced civilisations, palaces and sanctuaries were sumptuously furnished. In the bourgeois 17th century, the design of houses and
flats also became an important topic for broader classes. The pure dwelling developed into furnished interiors that convey comfort, warmth and a sense of well-being and fulfil functions for a wide variety of necessities - initially for all those who could afford it.
Evolution of Interior Design
Aesthetics and comfort are concepts that enter people's homes and lives - in the suites of noble metropolitan addresses and simple farmhouses in the Alps. Architecture and design originate from this logical aesthetic arrangement of things and spaces and form a canonical set of rules that is still understood, interpreted and just as often questioned today. In an age that seemingly offers everything, makes everything possible and has already seen a lot, one of the most exciting tasks for architects and interior designers is to translate contemporary living environments into architecture. House architecture as well as modern interior design are seen by destilat Interior Design Vienna more than ever as an expression of personality - the freedom to live in one's own style is considered the greatest personal luxury.
Independence as a way of life
For challenging jobs and strenuous work situations, homely living oases are relevant and necessary places of retreat. Today, formerly private rooms must increasingly offer the possibility of a home office. For people who commute fluidly between private and professional life, flexible utilisation concepts are required that offer corresponding scope for development. If one is looking for a contemporary architectural paradigm in addition to the existing diversity of styles and the multifaceted possibilities, it can be found, according to destilat Interior Design Vienna, in the rejection of overly rigid guidelines towards mobility and mobility - values that increasingly determine our lives.
Finding out what your personal needs are in terms of architecture and interior design, where you feel at home and what the rooms in which you would like to spend your life look like, is what destilat architects and interior designers in Linz and Vienna define as one of the most exciting tasks in their discipline. Contact us, we look forward to getting to know you.