Creditanstalt
The design of Creditanstalt, at the time Austria’s largest bank, reflects its Viennese tradition. Janko Rasic Architects\' approach was tied directly to the culture of crafts of the commercial bank’s home country. Turn-of-the-century Vienna’s architectural prominence is reflected throughout. The legacy of Adolf Loos appears in the use of metal with glass and lattice-like linear treatments. Biedermeier styling is recalled by the extensive application of cherrywood paneling with ebony inlays. Flooring of three varied hued marble types and stepped ceiling also hark back to fin de siecle Vienna, as does the design of the symmetrical glass/steel staircase.

Published:
Interior Design

Location:
New York, NY