Giulia Augugliaro, born in Mendrisio in 1991, studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETH, where she graduated in 2016. Hermes Killer, born in Mendrisio in 1989, studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETH and the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, where he graduated in 2015. Together they founded the architecture office giulia and hermes killer architects based in Locarno and active since 2017 across the entire spectrum of the architectural discipline. In their work, based on an understanding of architecture as a cultural activity that reflects societal dynamics, the analytical and inventive method are strongly and constantly intertwined. They are currently working on several projects touching the fields of monuments conservation and renovation, building for agricolture and tourism in remote contexts and urban cooperative housing.