Heinz Tesar's architecture is associated with holistic ideas, and is 'value-conservative' in this sense. But at the same time, this architecture relates to its time, is modern, frank and open to consensus in a subjective dialectic between connection and isolation. However, this holistic concept is t concerned with hierarchical orders, but with relative weighting in a demination process. Tesar is someone who names things, a 'baptist' who makes his objects that have acquired form individual and thus unmistakable.
Friedrich Achleitner, born in 1930, studied architecture at the Akademie der bildenden Kunste in Vienna. After early work as a practising architect he became a writer in 1958. As a member of the 'Wiener Gruppe' he wrote dialect poems, montage texts, and concrete poems. In 1961 he began his career as a highly regarded observer of contemporary architecture, finally as professor of the history and theory of architecture at the Hochschule fur angewandte Kunst in Vienna.