Striving for perfection

At Archisphere, the architecture and interior design studio in Vienna, all projects can be seen as the well-defined expression of a clear philosophy: together with the clients, using creativity and precision, it designs buildings and interiors that evoke emotions and recount a story. This is an expectation expressed from the onset in the name Archisphere - a symbiosis of architecture and atmosphere.

The studio's portfolio showcases the architects’ and interior designers’ constant pursuit of perfection, which they strive to fulfil in very distinctive projects. Their vast experience has been gained from working mainly in the luxury segment of the hotel and hospitality indus-tries, as well as in developing exclusive private residences. As the following examples will illustrate, our team combines their savoir-faire with exciting new approaches to bring forth the best possible solutions for the client.

archisphere hotel interior designer c phillip derganz

Culture-conscious elegance

The Andaz Vienna am Belvedere is a hotel in the luxury & lifestyle category. The hotel is sit-uated in one of Vienna’s hot spots, at the intersection between the ultra-modern Sonnwend district, the Schweizergarten park and the hotel’s namesake, the splendid baroque Palais Belvedere. Archisphere’s interior architects have achieved an impressive symmetry by complementing the spectacular building – by star architect Renzo Piano – with equally remarkable interior design. Using exclusive materials and a creative mix of styles, they were able to embed the building in the neighbourhood and establish its culturally conscious elegance.

The interior designers have used the hotel lobby, which opens onto the park, and its more than 300 rooms as a stage for contemporary art. The inspiration behind this creative design was Prince Eugene, the original owner of the Palais Belvedere and renowned patron of the arts. The Andaz am Belvedere is a prime example of how a carefully crafted interior design can both tell a story and advance a hotel to its iconic status in a surprisingly short period of time - including at the very top: "My absolute favourite view is from the sky bar, with the Belvedere in the foreground and Vienna's city centre behind it," says architect and managing partner of Archisphere Gabriel Kacerovsky. "It is best enjoyed at sunset with a drink and good friends."

Contemporary coolness

"A wonderful architecture that manages, with playful ease, to establish the fine balance be-tween contemporary coolness and almost universal warmth". These were the words with which the Relax Guide described the Falkensteiner Hotel Stegersbach in the thermal region of southern Burgenland, designed in 2005 by Archisphere’s architects and interior designers. The meticulous planning of the project was entirely devoted to the physical and mental well-being of the guests. What’s more, the design was devised with such foresight that twelve years later, carefully planned soft interventions were sufficient to reposition the resort in the present-day scene. The interior designers chose the element of water as a central metaphor for this oasis of regeneration and used colour psychology to select reposing tones of calm blue and warm sandstone, complemented with luminous gold for an emphasis on distinction. The designers’ creative decisions transformed the hotel’s rooms, dining and spa areas, while the lighting concept (from candlelight to LED lights, depending on the desired atmosphere) rounded off the gentle upgrade of the Falkensteiner resort, setting it apart in a category all on its own.
spa design resort stegersbach archisphere interior designer c claudio alessandri

The poetry of a summer retreat

At Lake Millstätter See, the architects and interior designers from Archisphere wrote the next chapter in a history rich in tradition. They integrated a vision for the future into Hotel Seeglück Forelle, the first hotel on the site: the poetry of a summer retreat where you can relax "like in the good old days" was to be preserved. At the same time, guests would be able to enjoy contemporary amenities regardless of the season, whether it's the lake or the snow sparkling in the sun outside. "Holidays are a story you experience and remember," says architect Carmen Dumitrescu, partner at Archisphere. "That's exactly the challenge Archisphere took on in redesigning the Hotel Seeglück Forelle on Lake Millstättersee."
The architects proposed to meet the guests’ discerning expectations with a new building where all the rooms have a view on the lake, and a spacious spa area. The interior designers, for their part, developed a contemporary yet timeless design using materials, colours, and themes intended to “bring the lake indoors” and remind guests of the proximity of the water. As such, the stones used in the bathrooms evoke the pebbles in the lake, which is further suggested by the fish motifs, all contributing to the guests’ overall experience of the hotel. 

These three examples illustrate well the miriad of projects in Archisphere’s vast portfolio which includes hotels, restaurants, international offices, and private residences. The studio's activities range from the careful renovation of traditional buildings to the implementation of innovative, cutting-edge approaches. "Our team of employees from seven nations will draw on their cultural and professional knowledge and use it for tasks of any scale”, concludes Gabriel Kacerovsky. This also contributes to the constant broadening of Archisphere’s horizon.