Architecture is not simply the shape and material of a building, it's a form of interplay with the social, urban and natural context. It's about creation, interaction and interpretation. We've handpicked six architecture projects for you, each with a very distinct approach.
After studying at ETH and working in internationally renowned companies, Martin Kaschub and Dominique Meier started their own architecture studio in Zurich. They love their work but hate the stereotype that architects "work day and night". But not all clichés about architects are bad: "We often wear black – and look good in it!" Read the full interview.
Competition Kantonaler Werkhof Münsingen
playze is a network of studios in Berlin and Shanghai, founded by Pascal Berger, He Mengjia and Marc Schmit. It is a project to explore the possibilities of mobility, intercultural exchanges and global market niches. Their work includes one of the biggest organic farms in China, the German pavilion for Expo 2010 in Shanghai and a thermal bath in Luxembourg.
Swiss Green Tower, China
Architecture is not only about creation, it's also about preserving a part of history. Rainer Noldin and his team have specialized in restoration, modernization and interior design. They bring new life to old gems like the Hofburg in Innsbruck (Austria), a Rococo building from the 18th century.
Hofburg Innsbruck, Photographer: Claudia Fritz
dEMM arquitectura is an international architecture studio with offices in Portugal and Moçambique. Their portfolio includes a selection of very astonishing projects, all featuring very distinctive designs with clear lines. For their residential building Foz do Douro in Porto (Portugal), they have won several awards.
Foz do Douro, Porto
nzarchitects was founded in 2012 in Vicenza (Italy), by Enrico Nascimben and Enrico Zanconato. Since then, the studio has undertaken numerous projects in Italy and in the United States, dealing with designs at all scales, from architecture to restoration, interior design and furniture solutions. Always in search for new challenges!
Interior Design by nzarchitects
The company Dreiraum was started two years ago in Vienna. Their playful approach defines the design studio as a playground and each new project as a fascinating new way to express creativity in a the vocabulary of aesthetics. They have realized several projects and are currently redesigning a flat in Vienna's 20th arrondissement.