An unconventional way to tell the story of an unconventional man and his work – read about renowned Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer’s radical life as a classic graphic novel.
It is impossible to imagine Austrian architecture and contemporary history without Karl Schwanzer, an Austrian architect who was a figurehead of post-war architecture and who would have marked his hundredth birthday in 2018. His buildings – such as the BMW Headquarters building in Munich, Germany – caused quite a commotion both domestically and abroad. His institute at the Technical University of Vienna influenced offices such as Coop Himmelb(l)au, Haus-Rucker-Co, Missing Link, and ZÜND-UP.
Posthumously, Schwanzer rose to cult status among his staff, students, and clients, conferred especially for his passionate way of working, sparing no effort or expense, and for his relentless search for the optimum solution. In every sense, his life and work were unconventional.
Learn about the life of a legend and three decades of architectural and contemporary history in Benjamin Swiczinksy’s graphic novel Schwanzer – Architect. Visionary. Maestro.