Article published on the Culberb Project: Baetsch.
Woodruffe, Paul; Klasz, Walter; Kotradyova, Veronika
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Citation:Woodruffe, P., Klasz, W., and Kotradyova, V. (2013). Article published on the Culberb Project; Baetsch. Sculpture Magazine. 32(2)
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2598
Another of CULBURB's projects, this one in the Viennese suburb of Ottakring, involved building a small hut and community space from locally collected materials. Led by New Zealand artist Paul Woodruffe, Austrian architect Walter Klasz, and Slovak designer Veronika Kotradyova, Baetsch in tbe City brought the New Zealand tradition of the bach to Austria. Short for "bachelor," the bach is a small holiday or beach house made from repurposed materials. According lo Woodruffe, the bach is "defined by what it is not; it is not the everyday, but a sanctuary from the everyday." In Austria, the artists installed their bach-become Baetsch in a neighborhood park, building and furnishing it with materials contributed by local residents.