International / Under Threat: Villa Beer by Josef Frank (1929-30)

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Under Threat: Villa Beer
by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach, Vienna, Austria, 1929-30
The working party DOCOMOMO Austria and the Austrian Society for Architecture (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Architektur ÖGFA) wish to raise awareness for the serious endangerment of the iconic piece of architecture VILLA BEER(Wenzgasse 12, 1130 Vienna/Austria) by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach.
This monument of the European and Austrian Modern Movement is in danger because of a conversion which will cause irreversible damage.The Villa Beer (1929-30) is one of the most important buildings of private housing from the nineteen-twenties and nineteen-thirties. Together with buildings by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, the Villa Beer stands in the European architecture´s first row.

In the PDF below you find the urgent call for help, together with the request to speak up for an authentic preservation of the Villa Beer.

More details: PDF below

Josef Frank. Foto ritratto, 1960 circa. © Svenskt Tenn, Stoccolma, Svezia
Josef Frank. Foto ritratto, 1960 circa. © Svenskt Tenn, Stoccolma, Svezia
Josef Frank, Villa Beer Wenzgasse, Vienna, Austria, 1929–1931, foto storica. © MAK

Josef Frank, Villa Beer Wenzgasse, Vienna, Austria, 1929–1931, foto storica. © MAK

Images from the Abitare article about the recent Josef Frank exhibition in Vienna

https://www.abitare.it/en/events/2015/12/04/josef-frank-beyond-the-dogma-of-the-modernist-movement/