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Architect Family Kaufmann in Bregenzerwald

Architect Family Kaufmann

Architecture of the Bregenz Forest in Vorarlberg

Architecture in the Bregenz Forest

A series of renowned architects come from the Bregenz Forest. The Kaufmann family is one of the most famous families of architects in Vorarlberg. Like many of their ilk, they also come from the carpentry industry and have a close relationship to manual craft. In contrast to the urban development of the neighbouring Rhine valley, landscape, nature and an agricultural-crafts culture have a greater weight in the Bregenz Forest.

Leopold Kaufmann

Trained carpenter and studies at the Technical University of Graz 1955-1960. In the following 2 years, Kaufmann established a practice with Helmut Eisentle and Bernhard Haeckel in Reuthe and founded his own offices in Bezau and Dornbirn in 1965.

Famous works

  • 1987 St. Nicholas Church in Lech, Austria. Design by Professor Roland Ostertag Stuttgart, implemented by Leopold Kaufmann.
  • 1995 VIW Golm Tschagguns, Austria. Cableway with four large stations.
  • 1997 Design for Eisstation Dornbirn, Austria
Modern wood architecture in Vorarlberg, Austria

Oskar Leo Kaufmann

Architecture studies from 1989 to 1995 at the Technical University of Vienna. 1995 certificate these under DI Winter at Hochbauinstitut 1994-2001. Shared office with master builder Johannes Kaufmann (Kaufmann 96 Gmbh) and independent architecture office since 2001.

Famous works

  • 2002 Bregenzerwälder Käsekeller, Lingenau, Austria
  • 2004 DMG Maschinenfabrik in Klaus, Austria
  • 2008 System3 prototype vaiDOMA for MoMA New York City, USA

Discover the Bregenz Forest architecture in Bezau and the surrounding area

Vorarlberg is worth a trip for the architecture in Bezau and the surrounding area alone. Spend the night in an architectural work of art planned by the famous Kaufmann family of architects. The hotel team looks forward to your online booking.