Holzer Kobler Architekturen was established in Zurich in 2004 by Prof. Barbara Holzer and Prof. Tristan Kobler. In 2012, it opened a second office in Berlin, led by Philip Norman Peterson. The studio operates internationally and covers a wide spectrum of competences including urban planning, architecture, scenography and design. A multidisciplinary team made up of architects, designers, graphic artists and curators define the uniqueness-driven functioning in close collaboration with public and private sectors as well as a broad network that encompasses industry, science, art and culture.
The work of Holzer Kobler Architekturen focuses on programmatic innovation, aesthetic identity and the characteristics of context in their handling of architecture and space. The concept of Architekturen (architectures) can therefore be understood as an opening and extension of spaces for thinking as well as various other activities in architecture. Artistic integrity, cultural and social values as well as sustainable developments within constantly changing demands regarding habitational and working environments are fundamental to all projects, from masterplanning to detail design. Instead of an easily recognizable form of articulation, the distinguishing feature of every project is its distinctiveness. The result is a trove of novel ideas reflected in the large number of unique creations.