Charlotte von Moos

Sauter von Moos is an architecture studio established in Basel, Switzerland, in 2010, by Florian Sauter and Charlotte von Moos. The studio engages in work on all scales, both in theory and practice. Amongst their best-known projects are the House with a Tree (Basel, 2013), the competition entry for a Natural History Museum and City Archive (Basel, 2014), and the exhibition contribution Sonsbeek Ready-made for the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2017. Besides their practical activities, both partners have been engaged in teaching and research at different universities like ETH Zurich, the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Harvard GSD and TU Munich. As co-editors and authors they have published a series of books including Earth Water Air Fire (Actar, 2014), achtung: die Landschaft (Lars Müller Publishers, 2015) and Painting the Sky Black (de Gruyter Open, 2017). “We like places of authenticity. Fine tuned environmental, urban and programmatic differentiation enhances spatial identity. We value a building's expressive powers, but also its need to answer the subtleties of the pragmatic. Fostering social exchange and interaction, our architecture of the in-between should respond to both a communal and human scale. In each project, a specific assembly of rooms aims to create discrete backgrounds for life. Shaped by earth, water, air and light, our buildings seek to architecturalize nature. With the ease of a ruin we hope to bring the world to presence.”

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