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J.M. Olbrich, Vienna : Architecture

Joseph Maria Olbrich, Architect, Austria 19th Century Architecture Information + Images

post updated 21 Mar 2021

J M Olbrich – Key Projects

J.M. Olbrich – key Building

Secession House, Vienna, Austria
Dates built: 1896-98
Secession Building Vienna by J.M. Olbrich Architect
scanned photo from 1991 © architect Adrian Welch
Beautiful gold-coloured metal tracery dome and wedding cake form-making decorated with gold Jugendstil motifs
Vienna Building Photos

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Location: Vienna, Austria, central Europe

Joseph Maria Olbrich – Practice Information

This Austrian architect was born in 1867 and died in 1908.

Joseph Maria was born in Silesia

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Tutor: Otto Wagner

Rome Prize winner

Early Practice
Joined Otto Wagner office

Founding member of Vienna Secession + Wiener Werkstate.
Secessionist architect – strong relationship to Art Nouveau

Artists’ Colony at Darmstadt, Germany
Set up in 1899 for Grand Duke of Hesse

The architect died in Düsseldorf, Germany

Olbrich gained Hessian citizenship (1900) and was appointed to a professorship by the Grand Duke. In the following years, Olbrich executed diverse architectural commissions and experimented in applied arts and design.

He designed pottery, furniture, book bindings, and musical instruments. His courtyard and interiors at the St. Louis World’s Fair won the highest prize at the exhibition.

He was subsequently appointed corresponding member of the American Institute of Architects. His architectural works, especially his exhibition buildings for the Vienna and Darmstadt Secessions, had a strong influence on the development of the Art Nouveau style.

German Architects

Links re this 19th Century Austrian Architect

Richard Neutra architect

Josef Hoffmann architect

Austrian Building Designs

Austrian Architecture – architectural selection below:

Austrian Architects

Austrian Architecture

Majolikahaus, Linke Wienzeile 40, 1060 Wien
Date built: 1898
Majolikahaus - influence on J.M. Olbrich?
photograph © architect Mint Orr
This is a historic building by architect Otto Wagner, with a colourful façade & dramatic interior staircase.
Vienna Building

Austrian Building Designs – architectural selection below:

ASI Reisen Offices, Natters, Innsbruck
Architects: Snøhetta
ASI Reisen Offices Natters Innsbruck
photo : LITE Studio
ASI Reisen Offices
When developing its new head office, international trekking and adventure travel company ASI Reisen sought to have its new space reflect the company’s working culture and commitment to offering sustainable trekking experiences for travelers around the world.

Parish church in Mank, Mank, district of Melk, Lower Austria
Design: X Architekten
Mank Parish church in Melk, Austria interior design
photo : LITE Studio
Parish church in Mank
Architecture competition for the new definition of the liturgical places in this Austrian parish and pilgrimage church.

Architecture Studios

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