Story of Кrauss

Werner Kraus studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, with Eduard van der Myller as mentor. In 1926 Krauss founded the Architekturbüro Krauss Eigenschaft. By that time, he had become famous for the construction of many houses and villas in Vienna, in the style of functionalism. His main principle was the pursuit of simple lines and spatial aesthetics.

Almost a hundred years later, in 2008, we decided to continue the work of Werner. And for more than 12 years we have been creating comfortable and cosy living spaces under the brand of ‘KRAUSS kinnisvara’. Since the days when Werner was creating, technologies in construction have come a long way, new materials and design solutions have appeared, but we still follow the idea of creating functional living spaces filled with aesthetics. This is the mission of KRAUSS kinnisvara.

  • 1925

    The first Krauss house, which won the hearts of the Austrian people with its functionality and spatial structure.
  • 1935

    Kraus continues to create and build not only houses and villas, but also state institutions, adhering to his own style, unique in that era.
  • 2008-2009

    The beginning of our activity. Construction of the first private house as a general contractor.
  • 2010

    Crisis time. Work on various contracts. We build roofs and facades. We are reconstructing a large volume of roofs in Kehra at the Kehra pulp mill.
  • 2011

    The first real estate development project. By coincidence, the work begins in Latvia. Construction and sale of the Urzevas project – a terraced house for five boxes, 10 km from Riga.
  • 2012

    Another, no less interesting project for the development of terraced houses. A suburb of Riga. The project was named “Ozolu birzs”, translated as “oak” because of the large number of oaks in the district. 6 premium class row boxes were built and sold.
  • 2013

    «Januze». It was built in an ecologically clean area, in the north-west of Riga. Our cozy houses are located along Stadiona Street, just ten minutes from the Gulf of Riga and 20 minutes from Lake KaierIeris.
  • 2014

    We participate in the design and quality control of the construction of the Hotel Mercure Kaliningrad. The hotel is in a great location, the Kaliningrad water cascade and Rossgarten gate are less than 1 km away, the Immanuel Kant monument – 1.3 km and the Bunker museum 1.4 km away. It’s only a quarter-hour walk from the Amber Museum.
  • 2015-2020

    We focus on the development of residential buildings in Tiskre and Tabasalu near Tallinn. In five years we will build and sell over 7,000 square metres of living space. It’s incredibly gratifying to see families being created in our houses, new lives being born and people getting happier.

Katrin Shendrik

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