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Muck Petzet

Berlin, Germany
1 of 2STO Stiftung

Muck Petzet was born in Munich in 1964 as the son of the art historian Michael Petzet. After studying philosophy at the LMU Munich, Petzet studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and the University of the Arts in Berlin. He started his professional career in Basel at Herzog & de Meuron. Since 1993 he worked independently in alternating partnerships with Josef Peter Meier-Scupin and Andreas Ferstl. In 2015 he opened his own office in Berlin.

In 2012, Petzet took over the general commissioner of the German Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. The contribution to the exhibition, designed by Konstantin Grcic around the large-scale photographs of Erica Overmeer from the Netherlands, dealt with existing architecture as a material, content and formal resource. He was a lector and guest critic at numerous architecture schools. After a lectureship at the University of Liechtenstein (2004/05), he held a visiting professorship at the Technical University in Munich in the winter semester 2012/13, and has been professor for Sustainable Design at the Accademia di architettura Mendrisio since 2014.

Office Philosophy

Working with the existing, multilayered resources and energies of a given site, such as buildings, residents, neighbors, plants, materials, layers of history or climatic conditions very seriously. Work does not start with a design but with a discovery and knowledge development process. The main principles in their work are integration and amplification: the integration of old and new, the integration of our architecture in its natural or built context, the integration of building systems and structure, the integration of functions, needs and local factors in a comprehensive spatial and creative concept.

Berlin, Germany
Bostjan, November 9th, 2020