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 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.
Sauter von Moos is an architecture studio established in Basel by Florian Sauter and Charlotte von Moos, and as of late based in Miami. The studio engages in work on all scales, both in theory and practice.
3191 Grand Avenue
P. O. Box 331890
USA - Miami, FL 33233
T: + 1 305 607 6391
CH - 4051 Basel
T: + 41 61 261 5112
Charlotte von Moos
Dipl. Arch. ETH, collaborated with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, where she was in charge of the VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein. She has been a teaching assistant of Valerio Olgiati at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, and from 2010 to 2016 taught at ETH Studio Basel - Institute of the Contemporary City and Harvard GSD with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. In 2017/2018 she was Visiting Professor of Architecture at TU Munich and workshop leader at Porto Academy'18. Since 2018 she is Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture.
Dr. Sc. Dipl. Arch. ETH, worked with Christian Kerez on a series of competitions. Between 2006 and 2014 he co-edited the Architectural Papers at the Chair of Josep Lluis Mateo at ETH Zurich, including the publication Earth Water Air Fire: The Four Elements and Architecture. He is the author of Painting the Sky Black: Louis Kahn and the Architectonization of Nature. In 2017/2018 he was Visiting Professor of Architecture at TU Munich and workshop leader at Porto Academy'18. Currently he teaches at the University of Miami School of Architecture.
2016-2018, Basel, realized
2016-2017, Kunsthalle Basel, realized
Kindergarden De Bary
2017, Basel, building project
Housing Studio Basel
2016, invited competition
2015, invited urban study
2015, Basel, competition
Natural History Museum and City Archive
2014, Basel, invited competition
2014, Basel, study
House with a Tree
2012-2013, Basel, realized
2012, Basel, competition
2010-2011, Vierwaldstättersee, study
Chalet St Anthony
2003-2004, Vierwaldstättersee, realized
2001-2002, Samest, realized
Readymades Belong To Everyone
2018, Swiss Institute, New York
contribution 'Window Ornament'
Make New History
2017, Chicago Architecture Biennial
contribution 'Sonsbeek Readymade'
Book for Architects
2015, gta Exhibitions, ETH Zurich
contribution 'Language Creates Space'
Bildbau / Building Images
2012, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
2011-2012, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
academic advisor and re-construction of the 'City-Tower'
Auszeichung Guter Bauten Basel
2018, Distinction (Villa Hammer)
Moira Gemmil Prize for Emerging Architecture
Arc Award - Swiss Architecture Award
2015, 1st Prize 'Der erste Bau' (House with a Tree)
2015, 2nd Prize Region Nord (House with a Tree)
2015, Distinction (House with a Tree)
Painting the Sky Black
Louis Kahn and the Architectonization of Nature
Warsaw / Berlin: De Gruyter Open, 2018
achtung: die Landschaft
Can One Think of the City in Different Terms? A First Attempt
Zurich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2015
Earth Water Air Fire
The Four Elements and Architecture
New York: ActarD, 2014
in Indexnewspaper (2018) pp 24-25
'Presença e Contínuo'
in MA (FAU Porto, 2018) Portoguese, p 75
'The End depends on the Beginning'
in Planphase (2016/2017) pp 118-125
in Fundamental Acts (Milano: a+m, 2016) English / Italian, pp 174-187
'Die Lage des Nicht-Gebauten'
in achtung: die Landschaft, English / German, pp 47-85
in Earth Water Air Fire, pp 10-15
'Mettre la nature en oeuvre'
in Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture (Weil a. R.: Vitra Design Museum, 2012) English / German, pp 181-201; transl. into Turkish in Doxa (2014) pp 80-115
'When Light Paints'
in Expression (Zurich: Park Books, 2012) pp 18-21
'Longing for Solitude'
in Iconoclastia (Barcelona: Actar, 2009) pp 24-27
'The Sun also Shines Today'
in Natural Metaphor (Barcelona: Actar, 2007) pp 94-97
Tania de Jesus
© Sauter von Moos 2018