Montagsreihe Digital

MONTAGSREIHE is a lecture series at the Department of Architecture at TU München. The series contributes to a public discussion about architecture between professionals, students and friends of architecture. (more)

Due to the pandemic, the lecture cycle Montagsreihe will move from the halls of the TU Munich into digital space.

This also changes the format of the series. Every Monday evening, starting on May 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm (with the exception of the last session, which is planned at 1 pm) a digital event will take place, thus creating a digital place for international and national discourse, with which the Faculty of Architecture of the TUM will present itself to the "outside world".

You can find the individual link for each Zoom event down below. A registration at Zoom is required.



*** 13. JULI 2020 - 13:00 Uhr ***

Host: Andres Lepik

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Erieta Attali began her photographic career in 1993 as a landscape and archaeology photographer with a specialty in underground burial sites. During the past twenty years, she has been preoccupied primarily with architectural and landscape photography, with a body of work spanning from Europe to the Americas and from Asia to Australia, sponsored by national and academic institutions globally. Attali’s photography interrogates how extreme conditions and demanding terrains provoke humankind to re-orient and center itself through architectural responses.
Attali's latest book " Periphery"  is the winner of the German photo book prize 19|20 under the category Conceptual Artistic Photography.

Kengo Kuma was born in 1954. Before establishing Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990, he received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, where he is currently a University Professor of Architecture. Having been inspired by Kenzo Tange’s Yoyogi National Gymnasium, built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Kengo Kuma decided to pursue architecture at a young age, and later entered the Architecture program at the University of Tokyo, where he studied under Hiroshi Hara and Yoshichika Uchida. During his Graduate studies, he made a research trip across the Sahara, exploring various villages and settlements, observing a unique power and beauty. After his time as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York, he established his office in Tokyo. Since then, Kengo Kuma & Associates has designed architectural works in over twenty countries and received prestigious awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan Award, the Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland), and the International Stone Architecture Award (Italy), among others. Kengo Kuma & Associates aims to design architecture which naturally merges with its cultural and environmental surroundings, proposing gentle, human scaled buildings. The office is constantly in search of new materials to replace concrete and steel, and seeks a new approach for architecture in a post-industrial society.





Host: Benedikt Boucsein

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Urban co-creation in the 21st century. A discussion

Georgeen Theodore from the office Interboro (, who is also Professor and Director of the Infrastructure Planning Program at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture, will give a 20-minute introduction on Interboro's work, with a special focus on the participatory processes / interventions in urban neighborhoods. After that, Benedikt Boucsein from the Professorship for Urban Design will give a summary of the goals of the „Laboratory for the Everyday City“ at TUM. The ensuing discussion will revolve around the challenges seen ahead in the 21st century, both in the US and Europe, and what urbanism can contribute to it. If the current crisis is seen as a preview of events to come, what should be the priorities of our work as architects and urbanists? What does this mean for education and practice? What role will co-creation play in these fields?




REGIONAL TALK - Wie Corona die städtebaulichen Transformationsprozesse verändert? - 29. JUNI 2020

Host: Mark Michaeli, TU München

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Die Corona-Krise hat uns die Städte in ganz neuer Art kennen und erleben lassen. Bedrückend ästhetische Bilder von entleerten Stadträumen haben vor Augen geführt, was Stadträume ohne Leben sind, nämlich sicher nichts Urbanes. Im Lockdown wurde die Dichte der Städte zur Enge, und alltäglich Geteiltes und wie selbstverständlich gemeinsam Genutztes ist unter den Verdacht geraten, Katalysator für die Verbreitung der Krise zu sein. Regten diese Beobachtungen manch einen Autor rasch an, die Corona-Krise zur generellen Krise der städtischen Lebensweise zu erklären und ihm ein vermeintlich ländliches Lebensidyll -welches aber merkwürdigerweise als ein suburbanes entzaubert- entgegenzusetzen, so ist in den spontan improvisierten Kleinnetzwerken der Nachbarschaften, den Veränderungen der Muster individueller Mobilität der Stadt doch auch eine enorme positiv-transformative Kraft zu spüren, welche für die Verbesserung der Lebensverhältnisse in den Städten erst noch zu erschließen ist.

Die Diskussionsrunde stellt sich dieser Frage mit Perspektiven aus Praxis, Forschung und urbanem Aktivismus. Es diskutieren: Hon.Prof. Dr.(I) Elisabeth Merk, Stadtbaurätin LH München, Prof. Fabienne Hoelzel, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Prof. Tim Rieniets, Leibniz Universität Hannover mit Prof. Mark Michaeli, TU München



BAUHOW5 - 22. JUNI 2020

Murray Fraser (UCL), Uli Knaack (TU Delft), Morten Lund (Chalmers), Marcel Bilow (TU Delft, Bucky Lab), Philippe Block (ETH Zurich)

Host: Thomas Auer

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Corona forced all of us to rethink architectural education. New formats have been developed. However, it also seems that this could push a cultural shift in education, with potential implications for architectural practices. What are the opportunities that appear from such a cultural shift? Is it conceivable to shift a creative design process into a virtual realm of peer to peer networks with people sitting wherever? Does this require a formalization of a design process and does it provide the opportunity to integrate research questions into this process? What is the potential for an internationalization of our architectural faculties? These questions will be discussed with members of the BauHow 5 Universities. For more information about BauHow5 visit




Host: Regine Keller

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Snøhetta began as a collaborative architectural and landscape work­shop and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception. Today, Snøhetta has grown to become an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product and and brand design. Comprised of two main stu­dios, in Oslo, Norway and New York, USA, the practice currently has more than 220 employees from 30 different nations operating in 7 cities in 6 countries.
Jenny B. Osuldsen, graduated with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in 1991 and has also studied landscape architecture and art at Cal Poly University Pomona, Los Angeles, USA. She has been working in Snøhetta since 1995 and is a partner in Snøhetta. She is a Professor and teaching landscape architecture at the Norwegian university of Life Sciences at Ås and is also an AxJohnson Guest Professor at SUDes Master’s Program in Sustainable Urban Design at the Lund University in Sweden. In 2017 she was appointed to be a Honorary Doctor at LTU Luleå technical university, Sweden.





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Two introductory short keynote speeches by landscape architect Thorbjörn Anderson and architect Johan Celsing will be followed by a discussion moderated by Andreas Hild and Udo Weilacher with the two guests on the subject of Digitalizatoin - Person-Process-Communication.




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Emilio Marín is an architect who graduated from the University of Chile and a professor at ARQ UC. His studio specializes in various fields of contemporary architecture, developing projects for both private and public clients.  His awards include the Prize of the Biennial of Santiago de Chile XVII for his Licantén Public Library and being a finalist for the MCHAP Emerge Prize 2014-15 with the project Desert Interpretation Center (C.I.D). He also participated as guest architect in the PORTO ACADEMY 2014 workshop in Portugal. He has been widely published in specialized magazines around the world, among the most recent ones is the March 2020 edition of the Japanese magazine a+u, dedicated to Chile under the theme "In Search of a New Identity". Currently developing the Chilean pavilion under the name "TESTIMONIAL SPACES". How will we live together?



LCLA office - 18. MAI 2020

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Luis Callejas and Charlotte Hansson. Landscape and Architecture. LCLA office is positioned at the intersection of architecture and landscape architecture. The studio is based in Oslo led by Colombian architect Luis Callejas and Swedish architect Charlotte Hansson.
LCLA OFFICE bridges the apparent limits between architecture and landscape architecture, while combining practice with academia and applied research. LCLA office director Luis Callejas has been faculty at Harvard University Graduate School of design since 2011 and currently full professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and design. Charlotte Hansson’s experience in Scandinavia includes working at Space group, White Arkitekter and Alab. Currently the studio is working in projects in Norway, Germany, Colombia and Korea. Completed works include the aquatic centre for the XI South American games, an open air complex of competition swimming pools in Medellin, and the renovation of "El Campin", the main futbol stadium in Colombia.
LCLA office was awarded with the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects in 2013 and selected as one of the world’s  ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010. Callejas was nominated again in 2012 and 2014. In 2016 Callejas was one of the three finalists for the Rolex mentor and protege arts initiative. Since 2008 LCLA office has received diverse recognitions in twenty design competitions and their works exhibited recently at the first Chicago Architecture biennial 2015, 2018 Venice biennial, the 2016 Lisbon triennial, the 2016 Oslo Architecture triennial and the 2011 Latinamerican architecture biennial in Pamplona.






OPENFABRIC is a young Landscape Architecture and Urban Design practice based in Rotterdam and Milan, currently engaging in various countries such as Netherlands, Italy, Russia, China, Belgium, UAE, KSA, Georgia, Albania, Colombia and Peru. 

Francesco Garofalo is an Italian Landscape Architect, born in France in 1983 and graduated cum Laude in “Genoa University” in 2009. He then moved to the Netherlands where he founded Openfabric in 2011. 

Since he founded Openfabric, Francesco has led various awarded competitions and some ongoing commissions, amongst others: a proposal for the new Tahrir square in Cairo, a vision for the post-expo in Milan, exhibited at Venice Biennale in 2014, “Central Park” in Kaliningrad; he has been in charge of a number of realized projects such as “Into the Wild” in the Hague, “Gridgrounds” in Amsterdam and “Into the Forest” installations in Mantova. 

Francesco is currently adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at “Politecnico di Milano” and he has been recently teaching in Amsterdam and Rotterdam Academy of Architecture. He’s lecturing internationally on a continuous base, including lecturing and guest critic at MIT (Cambridge MA), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), RAoB (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Genoa University of Architecture (Genoa, Italy), KU Leuven (Belgium).




MASU PLANNING takes on all types of landscape architecture, from large-scale planning to concept development, strategic design, detailing and project management. The focus lays mainly on urban spaces, city development, cultural institutions, and residential and educational environments for people of all ages.The design philosophy of MASU Planning promotes a holistic approach with attention to site and identity in the landscapes they create. Furthermore, they value creating opportunities for sports, active leisure and play as well as calm spaces with room to sense and contemplate ones surroundings.
Over the years, MASU Planning has made a name for itself with awards and nominations in national and international competitions, resulting in a number of prominent projects. Furthermore, the office solves assignments for the public sector, housing associations, and private investors and developers.
MASU Planning was founded in 2007 by landscape architects Malin Blomqvist and Sune Oslev. In 2013, a subsidiary office was established in Helsinki and today the two offices form a versatile team with a bond reinforced by a shared passion for landscape architecture.




GROUPWORK is a RIBA chartered architecture and design practice established in 2003, formerly Amin Taha Architects. The studio is an employee ownership trust formed as a collective of talented architects and designers committed to the delivery of high quality, well-conceived and thoughtfully-detailed buildings. Their work encompasses many sectors including finely crafted homes, residential and office buildings, arts centres, masterplans, infrastructure projects, bridges and metro stations. Additionally, GROUPWORK has considerable experience in restoring and refurbishment of historic buildings and delight on applying an intelligent design approach to challenging and difficult sites. The practice has international recognition for its built work including multiple RIBA National Awards, RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 shortlist, and two EU Mies Award 2019 nominations. The projects have been published globally by the Architectural Review, Architecture Today, I Focus, AIT Magazine, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Blueprint, Wallpaper, the Guardian and the Financial Times.




Inches Geleta - 24. Juni 2019

Inches Geleta is a swiss architectural firm from Locarno led by Matteo Inches and Nastasja Geleta, both 35 years old. The context in which they operate influences their approach to the project in a decisive way. To produce appropriate design proposals, they believe it essential to take into account theurban fabric and the morphological properties of the landscape. By drawing on architectural models of the past, understood as typological references for formal and composition purposes, they identify a theme connecting the context to their design proposal. The concept behind each of their works always stems from the interpretation of a way of living and experiencing space in a given context, both physically and trough social interaction.



Comte/Meuwly - 17. Juni 2019

Comte/Meuwly Architects was established in 2017 by Adrien Comte and Adrien Meuwly in Switzerland. They aim to refresh the perception and the understanding of what surrounds us: the everyday, the ordinary, developing an ability to be astonished, to be fascinated by unplanned encounters, by unexpected discoveries, by banal gatherings. They do not observe the grandiose, nor the sublime, neither the really beautiful – but characters, scenes, objects, roles; some coincidences in which beauty emerges once assembled, once brought in relation by the architecture. Their projects are led as experiments and provoke new situations, emerging from a constant observation and from a fascination for the world surrounding us. They are working on the same obsessions at multiple scales and with various mediums: from photography, to buildings, to furniture. In parallel to their practice, they are involved in architecture education, teaching architecture design studio at the ETH Zürich, EPFL Lausanne and the Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio.



Förstberg Ling - 25. Mai 2019

Förstberg Ling is an office for architecture and design established in 2015 and based in Malmö, Sweden. From interiors and furniture to larger buildings, the studio focuses on detailing and materiality.

Björn Förstberg and Mikael Ling first met at the architecture school in Lund, Sweden, from which they graduated in 2009/2010 after spending a year at the College of Art in Edinburgh.

Their project House for Mother was shortlisted for the Private House Award in 2016 by Architects Sweden and won the Plåtpriset Award in 2017. Förstberg Ling was one of twenty practices chosen by Wallpaper magazine for the Architect's Directory 2017.

The studio's process often begins with an intriguing detail or an unexpected combination of materials, spaces or functions. From that starting point, a framework is created, a set of rules, out of which the project grows. While this framework defines the whole it’s also refined to a couple of well-crafted details.



Beeli Furlan Architects - 6. Mai 2019

Beeli Furlan Architects was founded in 2016 by Mario Beeli (*1983) and Giulia Furlan (*1985).  Since it was founded, Beeli Furlan Architects has been committed to explore both the physical and ideational potential of architecture. As an integral part of their work, Giulia and Mario have engaged actively in teaching and research activities. Their practice aims to make architecture with dimensions that reach beyond the limitations of the measurable. An architecture that belongs to the domain of imagination but which anyone is able to decode into a personal image that is exciting and meaningful. They seek to make architecture that can trigger an emotional sizing which goes beyond facts to carve deeper into the lives of those experiencing it fostering their ability to shape the world through personal feelings and thoughts. Their understanding of space, as a site of physical confrontation imbued with experiences and fantasies, has its roots in the fascination for enigmatic phenomena.




Jun Igarashi - 11. Februar 2019

I have been doing design activities at a place called Hokkaido far north from Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Hokkaido is a cold place where much snow falls. It is natural to respond to these conditions when designing a building. We are proposing architecture based on inevitable circumstances and develop architectural design methods, that evolve from this situation and respond to the particularities of each project. The architecture we develop is inevitably obtained from the context of Hokkaido. It coins our way of working.



Eagles of Architecture - 21. Januar 2019

Eagles of Architecture makes drawings and works on projects out of a desire to play rather than out of a sense of entrepreneurship. For each design it develops a set of playing rules which are sometimes passed on to a following project, sometimes not. The ambition to work in a group is clear from the plural in the name, but the following preposition and the explicit singular reveal that this collaboration is not open-ended. Shared convictions hold the group together. They are reflected in the game like genetic characteristics that are passed on from one generation to the next without reaching the surface. In 1765, Piranesi wrote: architecture that is understandable by all will be despised by all, and architects will leave the stage under jeers if they do not hold onto their liberty to choose ornaments arbitrarily. Today, Eagles of Architecture finds that freedom precisely in the formulation of rules. Eagles of Architecture does not strive after continuity between the interior and the exterior. The façade can be a screen, with its own story to tell. Rooms are pushed against the outer walls without having an effect on them. Yet the building is transparent. The project follows the modern conception that successive interventions in a building must stand out from one another so that the structure of the initial construction remains legible. That in itself is not new. What is more surprising is the clarity with which it is possible to read the playing rules adhered to by the designers.


Text by Benjamin Eggermont



PONTO ATELIER - 14. Januar 2019

PONTOATELIER is a young architecture studio based in Madeira Island by the architects Ana Pedro, Pedro Maria e José Gustavo. They studied in Milano and Évora where they teached from 2011 to 2015. They moved to Madeira after winning the 1st prize in the competition “Two houses for Ilhas Selvagens” Their work consists in several and different scales of projects, based on research, territorial analysis and experimental practice, trying to get to the limit of an idea. The condition of living and working on an island in the middle of the Atlantic gives them the distance to dream, and at the same time looking for information inside and outside borders. They work between images of the past, to understand the present and draw for the future.



RITMOS Y PATRONES - Josep Ferrando, 17. Dezember 2018

Ritmos y patrones involucran una intrínseca dualidad entre lo unitario y lo colectivo; es decir, entre la condición entitaria y, en ese sentido, autónoma de los elementos que la componen y su integración dentro de un conjunto mayor. Esta tensión, inherente a la relación entre fragmento y conjunto, puede ser evitada mediante la eliminación de una de las polaridades en conflicto, o contrariamente, puede ser aceptada como condición vital del proyecto definiéndose, de esta manera, modelos claramente diferenciados respecto a la relación entre las partes y el todo. El modelo inclusivo y diverso sostiene o, incluso, estimula la ambigüedad del fragmento entendido como totalidad en sí mismo y, al mismo tiempo, como parte de una organización mayor que lo incluye a otro nivel. La unidad, en este caso, se organiza a partir de relaciones horizontalmente complejas; no descansa en la gran forma simple sino en una forma de conjunto múltiple. Estas organizaciones, compuestas de varias partes relacionadas en diversos niveles por similitud y repetición, conforman un conjunto complejo y continuamente diverso. La condición material no se emplea como acción arrasadora de las diferencias sino, por el contrario, como oportunidad para la incorporación de matices o, incluso, de nuevos contrastes que enriquecen las delimitaciones y agrupamientos geométricos. La inclusión de lo contradictorio y lo circunstancial confiere a la expresión de estas composiciones un carácter vigoroso propio del estado tensional entre las polaridades en conflicto. Estas organizaciones requieren de una exploración atenta y extendida para su comprensión, ya que estimulan lecturas múltiples donde se hacen presente ambigüedades y contrastes que resaltan su carácter dinámico y vital. Una arquitectura que incluye en vez de excluir, que prefiere lo dual por sobre lo único, y que elige la unidad de lo diverso en lugar de la uniformidad de lo simple.



Radikal behutsam - Volker Staab, 12. November 2018

Volker Staab hat sich einen Namen mit passgenauen Eingriffen an historisch aufgeladenen Orten gemacht. Seit seinem ersten Projekt, dem Neuen Museum in Nürnberg, das auf eine Hinterhofsituation in der Altstadt mit einer 100 m langen Glasfassade antwortete, entwickelt sein Büro Staab Architekten mit jedem Projekt neue Antworten auf die Frage, wie sich ein Neubau zu seiner gewachsenen Umgebung verhält. Rekonstruktion, Ergänzen im Kontrast, Einheit von Alt und Neu, Offenlagen von baulichen Schichten oder Unsichtbarkeit – das Wortpaar »radikal behutsam« beschreibt den konzeptionellen Spielraum, der je nach vorgefundener Situation und Bauaufgabe neu auslotet wird. Da fast alle Projekte des Büros aus Wettbewerbserfolgen hervorgehen, bildet die Klarheit der architektonischen Konzepte die Grundlage der Arbeit des Büros, auf der dann der gesamte Entwicklungsprozess der Projekte aufbaut.

(Fotografie: Marcus Ebener)





Schneider Türtscher, 02. Juli 2018

Das Büro Schneider Türtscher wurde mit einem Direktauftrag für zwei Wohnhäuser im Jahr 2013 von Michaela Türtscher und Claudio Schneider gegründet. Es folgten weitere kleine Studien und Bauaufträge – vorwiegend im sub-urbanen Kontext des Rheintals. Dieser meist schwierigen, da heterogenen und undefinierten Ausgangslage antworten sie mit einer Herangehensweise, die von einem – im besten Fall vorgefundenen, meist aber zu schaffenden – räumlichen und sozialen Kontext ausgeht. Sie formulieren eine Grundidee, die zu lesbaren und differenzierten Raumabfolgen führen soll. Die präzise Benennung und Bemessung ermöglicht eine Hierarchisierung dieser Räume und gibt Aufschluss über eine kohärente Wirkungsabsicht der raumbestimmenden Elemente.

(Fotografie: Johanna Muther)





Ortalli Verrier, Gaëlle Verrier, 07. Mai 2018

Ortalli Verrier is a practice based in Como, Italy, and founded by Gaëlle Verrier and Giacomo Ortalli after their joint experience studying and working with Peter Zumthor for about 10 years. With a particular commitment to the intellectual pursuits in design research, teaching and architectural publications, the office works within national and international contexts in the fields of architecture, urban research and design.





DOGMA, Martino Tattara, 23. April 2018

Martino Tattara is a practicing architect and an Assistant professor at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture since 2016. Together with Dogma, the architectural practice he co-founded with Pier Vittorio Aureli, he is working on a research by design trajectory that focuses on domestic space and its potential for transformation. In the last years, Dogma has exhibited studies and projects at different venues, among which the Tallinn Architectural Biennale 2014, the HKW Berlin 2015, the Biennale di Venezia 2016, Chicago Architectural Biennial 2017. His writings and projects have appeared in many magazines, while a forthcoming book titled Living and working is currently under preparation.





WALDRAP, 15. Januar 2018

WALDRAP ist eine Kollaboration zwischen Renate Walter und Sebastian F. Lippok.
Ihre Arbeit versteht sich als eine Auseinandersetzung mit zeitgenössischen Lebensumständen, welche wie nie zuvor in ihrer Komplexität und Widersprüchlichkeit das Verhältnis zwischen Programm und Kontext manipulieren. Mit ihrer Arbeit versuchen WALDRAP dieses spannungsreiche Verhältnis in einen stabilen, von außen resistenten aber auch diskursiv schönen Zustand zu bringen. Es gibt dabei in ihren Augen keine Ideal-Ästhetik an sich. Vielmehr hat der Versuch Schönheit zu erzeugen für sie einen gesellschaftlichen Aspekt in dessen Kontext der interagierende Mensch steht.





TEd’A arquitectes is a tiny practice based in Mallorca. It is currently led by Irene Pérez and Jaume Mayol.

TEd’A arquitectes is a workshop and a studio. TEd’A arquitectes try to move forward while looking back, without losing sight of the past and tradition. They strive to improve on tradition, our undeniable heritage. They deffend the regional identities in front of the globalizing uniformism. They prefer evolution to revolution.

TEd’A arquitectes regularly gives lectures and workshops at various universities. They have been teaching in the ETSA Vallés (Barcelona), in the IE School (Madrid) and in the ETSA La Salle (Barcelona). They also have been invited as jury in different international schools, as the Cornell University in Ithaca (New York) or in the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland). This summer (2017) they have been one of the workshop leaders at the Porto Academy.

TEd’A arquitectes has recieved several awards, among with stand out: First Prize in the Mallorca Architectural awards 2011-2013, First Prize in the AJAC awards for the best built work, and also First Prize for the best non-built project. Shortlisted for the FAD awards 2011 and 2013. In 2014 they won the First Prize for an international competition for building a school in Orsonnens, Switzerland. This building it’s going be finished during next october 2017. They were selected as one of the finalists in the FAD awards 2016. And recently they have won the First Prize in the Mallorca Architectural awards 2014-2016.

TEd’A arquitectes’ work was part of the last spanish pavilion in the Bienale di Architettura di Venezia 2016. Under the name Unfinished, it revieved the Golden Lion prize. They also were part of the catalan pavilion in the Bienale 2014. This year (2017) the work of Ted’A arquitectes has been included in the exhinition A Minor Architecture, a selection of 15 young European practices. Their work was also part of the itinerant exhibition called Sensitive Matter. Young Catalan Architects, and was exhibited in Barcelona, A Coruña, Lisboa and Berlin.




Francesca Torzo [Padova 1975] studies in TU Delft, ETSAB Barcelona, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and IUAV in Venezia.

Develops the diploma by Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio - CH - and graduates with honours by IUAV in Venezia - IT - in 2001 with arch. Peter Zumthor, prof. Umberto Tubini, arch. Miguel Kreisler, eng. Jurg Conzett.

In 2001 develops an experimental dry construction in stone together with eng. Jurg Conzett and HTW, Chur.

In 2001-2002 works as project architect by Peter Zumthor architekturburo, Haldenstein, and in 2003 by Bosshard Vaquer architekten, Zurich.

In 2008 starts her own office in Genova.

From 2009 to 2017 teaches as assistant by Atelier Bearth in Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio - CH.

From 2017 is professor at Bergen Arkitekthøgskole - NO.


MUOTO is an architectural office based in Paris, founded by Gilles Delalex and Yves Moreau in 2003.

Its activities cover the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and scientific research. "Muoto" means form in Finnish.Muoto’s work often features minimal structures made of rough materials, as a means to combine different activities, and merge economical as well as aesthetic issues. Vertical diversity as an articulation between building and city scales is a recurrent figure in Muoto’s projects.

The office has been rewarded by several prizes, such as Equerre d’Argent 2016 and Holcim Awards silver medal 2014.

Gilles Delalex is a French architect. He studied architecture in Grenoble and Montreal. He holds a Master in urban planning and a Doctorate of Arts from Alvar Aalto University, Helsinki. He is currently a professor at the School of Paris-Malaquais, where he leads the department “Theory, History and Project”. Since 1998, he has been a research fellow at the Liat Lab focusing on modernity and infrastructures.

Yves Moreau is a Dutch-Belgian architect. He studied at the Ecole des Arts de Saint Luc in Brussels and graduated from Chalmers Teknista Högskala, Göteborg. Between 2000 and 2001, he collaborated with Blå Arkitektur Landskap, in Sweden. Between 2001 and 2006, he worked with Christian Dior and Dominique Perrault. In 2008 he was awarded the Nouveaux Albums des Jeunes Architectes and Paysagistes.


BAUKUNST was founded in 2008 in Brussels as a continuation of its activities in Switzerland. Being a synthesis between the capacity to build (BAU) and design (KUNST), BAUKUNST considers architecture in its ability to build a thinking in the meantime as to think a building. Its main projects and researches were several times internationally awarded – among others at the Mies van der Rohe Prize 2017 for its two first built projects.


Olav Kristoffersen and Geir Brendeland founded Brendeland & Kristoffersen architects in 2002, a small practice located in Trondheim, Norway. Their built projects include social housing, public buildings, architectural installations, and city plans. Brendeland & Kristoffersen has received several international design awards including double nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award and the AR Awards. They were awarded the Norwegian Wood Prize in 2014. Their work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally. Olav Kristoffersen is currently professor at NTNU in Trondheim and visiting professor at KADK in Copenhagen.



STUDIO MAKS is a Rotterdam based studio for spatial design.

It was founded by Marieke Kums in 2010. The studio develops projects that engage culture and consciousness, nature and artificiality, surrealism and pragmatism. It strive to go beyond conventional values and scales, as the range of people’s awareness is ever expanding in an age where it’s possible to find out about almost anything in the world in an instant. The projects vary from small art installations, to building projects and urban (renewal) schemes in the Netherlands and abroad.
The office has won several prizes and was nominated for the Prix de Rome in 2014.

Marieke Kums studied at the MIT in Boston and at Delft University of Technology from which she received her MSc Arch degree cum laude. She previously worked with OMA / Rem Koolhaas and SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa. Marieke regularly teaches at various architecture schools and institutions and is part of the advisory board of the Dutch Creative Industries Fund.



Nicolas Dorval Bory is a young office of architecture based in Paris.

The office works in a broad range of scales, from public buildings to small experimental projects. Focusing primarily on the intrinsic qualities of spaces more than their function, the office aims for a radical expression marked by simplicity and neutrality.
Its work attempts to address the real in a direct and frontal way, in a rational approach considering each project as a climate where the visible and invisible matters generate strong interactions. By the radicalism of the spaces it produces, the office seeks to develop an architectural paradigm based on the apprehension of invisible properties of our environment.

Nicolas Dorval-Bory (1980) graduated from the School of Architecture Paris Val de Seine in 2007. Since 2011, he teaches meteorological architecture alongside Philippe Rahm at the School of Architecture of Normandy and the School of Architecture of Versailles. In 2016, he has been awarded with the AJAP prize, from the french Ministère de la Culture, a biennial prestigious recognition for young architects.

Studio Weave is an award-winning RIBA Chartered architecture practice based in London. We balance a joyful, open-minded approach with technical precision to create a diverse body of work in the UK and abroad for public, private and commercial clients. We value idiosyncrasies in creating a sense of place, from the characteristics that make somewhere unique to the niche skills of people with a connection to the project. We aim to harness the strengths of each project and its team to create something distinctive and of exceptional quality.

Studio Weave’s ethos is to recognise that each and every project is a transformation; we aim to make a place the best version of itself – allowing places to play to their strengths and not imposing preconceived ideals. We believe that the realisation of an idea is as important as the idea itself, and focus significant effort into finding innovative ways to realise our projects. Collaboration is key to our practice and we enjoy working closely with everyone involved in and affected by the design process, including clients, users, funders, contractors, consultants, and neighbours.

FALA is a naïve architecture practice based in porto, led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. Established in 2013, the atelier works with methodic optimism on a wide range of projects, from territories to birdhouses.

Its founders previously studied in Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto, ETH Zurich and Tokyo University, among others, and went along to practice beside renowned and influential architects such as Harry Gugger, SANAA, Toyo Ito or Atelier Bow-Wow.

While speculating about its own uncompromising horizon, FALA’s work is a medley of formal languages, references, colours and themes, only regulated by an obsession for clarity and consistency. The produced architecture is rhetorical in its aim but disciplined in its physical and emotional reach. Through precise and provocative proposals the atelier avoids the incoherence or arbitrariness of incompetent architecture and the precious intricacies of picturesqueness or expressionism.

Since its inception, FALA has worked on institutional, cultural and residential projects, utopian visions, furniture design and even designing hot-dog kiosks. Its work has been exhibited in a variety of international venues such as the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the Chicago Architecture Biennale, as well as presented in lectures all around the globe. The atelier has been deeply involved in a wide range of curatorial and theoretical projects, both in Portugal and abroad, and currently teaches theory of architecture in Bratislava’s Faculty of Architecture.

Nicolai Bo Andersen Arkitekt works in the field between research, education and practice.   

The main subject is transformation of and additions to listed landscapes, cities and buildings. A central question is how historical, technical and aesthetic characteristics of our building culture can be transformed into a contemporary attention.  

The focal point is the poetic qualities of architecture. The direct, physical experience of materials, construction and space. Texture and gravity. Quietness and movement. Light and shadow.  

The aim is to unite phenomenological qualities, a strong spatial identity, and low resource consumption in a sustainable building culture.  

Nicolai Bo Andersen studied at The Cooper Union, New York and graduated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 1998. He started teaching in 2000 and established own private practice in 2001.   

He has been Head of the Master's Program in Architectural Heritage, Transformation and Conservation at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture since 2016.   

Nicolai Bo Andersen has been awarded in numerous competitions and has published several articles on transformation and sustainable architecture. He participated in the Venice Biennale 2016.

Witherford Watson Mann started off their collaboration nearly twenty years ago, with a series of walks through the edges of London; since then, they have approached every project as an open-ended enquiry. They have no stock answers for how the change that their clients seek will translate into building; instead they find out through dialogue and adaptive design, helping progressive institutions realise their ambitions and reinforce their values. They distil the complexities of contemporary collectives, of urban sites and public processes into durable, economical solutions that remain open to future change.

Whether adapting an old furniture factory for Amnesty or shaping the city plan for London’s Olympic quarter, they have always made the most of what is already there, adding judiciously to maintain the distinctiveness of each place but transform its capacity. Their best known building, Astley Castle for the Landmark Trust, won the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize for its distinctive entwining of past and present. A minimal new structure salvages the historic remains of the castle, and makes rooms enriched by eight centuries of change.

William Mann is a founding director of the studio. He studied architecture at Cambridge and Harvard. After working on archaeological sites in Rome and Egypt, he gained professional experience in London and Flanders, where he worked for Robbrecht en Daem Architecten, Ghent. William has written on London’s edge landscapes, social engineering, self-build, buildings’ nicknames, and the hybrid urbanism of Flanders for Archis, Oase and other magazines, as well as contributing chapters to several books on the relation between urban regeneration and social change. He was visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in 2014.

Marie-José Van Hee (*1950, Ghent) studied architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas in Ghent (Hoger Architectuurinstituut Sint-Lucas).
She formed her own architecture studio in Ghent in 1976. Since 1990 her office collaborates on a regular basis with Robbrecht & Daem Architecten with whom they share a new atelier in the Lieremanstraat in Ghent. At the moment her studio has 7 collaborators who are working on projects of various scales. As a teacher in architectural design, Marie-José is connected to the Architecture Department of Sint-Lucas, the Academy for Science & Art (Hogeschool voor Wetenschap en Kunst, Departement Architectuur Sint-Lucas).

In her work, Marie-José Van Hee renews the tradition of building to a timeless architecture. Thereby she devotes a particular amount of attention to space, natural materials and light.

She makes use of age-old elements such as the window, door, fireplace, staircase and gallery to anchor the house, the public building or even the city with life itself. The timelessness, which marks off her work from the crazes, makes the user or passer-by experience that architecture marks and means place for a unique spot.

Marie-José Van Hee is generally esteemed for the extraordinary quality of living that she achieves to incorporate in the buildings she designs. Not only their unpretentious nature and the self-evident way she catches the intimacy of living in stone and light, but also the reinventing of the townhouse typology as a cornerstone of the city of tomorrow, make her work unique.

Her designs for public buildings are less known. Nevertheless, one by one they also shape a humanistic vision on architecture and the city, namely the valorization of public space as a meeting space and the use of tranquil and authentic architecture to intensify the experience of light, space and human contact.

Marie-José Van Hee has participated in the 13th Biennale di Venezia on invitation of Sir David Chipperfield and has been nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award 2013 (Market Hall Ghent BE) and in 1999 (Momu Antwerp BE). She has won numerous awards, among others the Provincial Prize for Architecture in 1993, 2003 and 2012 as well as the Biannual Culture Prize for Architecture of the Flemish Community in 1997. Since 2008 she is a member of the Royal Academy for Sciences and Art.1


51N4E is a Brussels-based international practice that concerns itself with matters of architectural design, concept development and strategic spatial transformations. It is led by 2 partners - Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn - and is at present 22 people strong.
The office was founded in 1998 and gained renown through key projects such as Lamot (2005), TID Tower Tirana (2004- ), C-Mine (2010), Skanderbeg Square (2008) and BUDA factory (2012).
51N4E has been rewarded with different international prizes for the architectural projects, while it has recently engaged in the development of strategic visions for large-scale urban regions such as Bordeaux (50.000 dwellings), Brussels (Bruxelles Metropôle 2040) and Istanbul (Making City).
51N4E aspires to contribute, through means of design, to social and urban transformation.
Aline Neirynck, project lead for 51N4E will elaborate on renown projects such as C-Mine, BUDA factory and De Lork.

David Kohn studierte in Cambridge und an der Columbia University in New York Architektur.
2007 gründete er in London sein Büro. Ab 2006 lehrte er an der 'Cass School‘ (ehemals London Metropolitan) in London. Seit 2014 ist er Gastprofessor an der Sint-Lucas School of Architecture in Gent.

Für seine Arbeit wurde David Kohn vielfach ausgezeichnet. Unter anderem mit zwei Auszeichnungen des Royal Institute of British Architects, dem 'World Interior of the Year 2013‘, dem 'UK House Architect of the Year 2010‘ und dem 'UK Young Architect of the Year 2009'.

The work of Prof. López Cotelo (b. 1947) centers on the search for the essence of a place and its temporal dimension. This serves as a starting point to define the architectonic context in order to integrate new elements into existing architecture.

After studying architecture at the Superior Technical School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM), Prof. López Cotelo spent two years gaining experience in the profession, notably at the practice of G. Behnisch in Munich. In 1972, he returned to Madrid and worked at the firm of Alejandro de la Sota.
In 1979, he founded his own architectural practice in Madrid. From 1983 to 1986, he lectured in design at ETSAM.
In 1993, he was a visiting professor at the Chair of Design and Conservation of Historical Buildings at TUM. In 1995, he succeeded Prof. Joseph Wiedemann and Prof. Dr. Otto Meitinger as full professor of this Chair.

Victor López Cotelo is a member of the Colegio oficial de Arquitectura Madrid (COAM), an associate member of the Association of Bavarian Architects (BDA), a correspondent member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts and a member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin – Architecture section.