Аustrian Werner Kraus always dreamt of becoming an architect. In the early 1920s, he enrolled in the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. His mentor was the renowned architect, the creator of the Vienna State Opera building, Eduard van der Nüll.
In 1926, Krauss founded his first architectural bureau, Architekturbüro Krauss Eigenschaft. His hallmark became functionalism—an architectural style based on the formula: function—construction—form—quality. Werner believed that homes should primarily be functional and convenient for living. Every square meter of space should serve its purpose. However, while designing homes, Krauss never forgot about aesthetics. The architect’s signature became simple and concise lines and airy, bright spaces.
In 2008, we decided to continue Werner’s legacy. For over 15 years now, we have been creating comfortable and cozy living spaces under the brand KRAUSS kinnisvara.
Over the last 80 years, construction technologies have advanced significantly—3D modeling, new materials, and fresh design solutions have emerged. Despite utilizing all these innovations, we continue to adhere to Werner Kraus’s idea: to create aesthetic and functional living spaces where it is pleasant to reside. This is the mission of KRAUSS kinnisvara.