Even if you haven't been unlucky enough to have a precious apartment view obliterated by the construction of a massive building, it's easy to commiserate. The architects behind a new building in Austria have found a way to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Vienna enforces strict planning regulations—including height/volume restrictions—particularly in an area called Gasometers, which is located between the airport and the city center. To reinvigorate that part of the city, planners sought designs for a modern building that could hold residences, retail space and offices while keeping with the strict regulations. Dutch design firm MVRDV proposed blueprints that bend the height restrictions with the compromise of a reduced impact to the neighborhood.