In 2002, pasel.künzel architects was founded on the principle that "there is no urbanism without detail, and no detail without urbanism" and that everything in between is architecture.
Ralf Pasel, Architect
Ralf Pasel is presently Visiting Professor and at the Academy of Architecture and Urban Design Rotterdam.
He taught at the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands and was Visiting Professor at the Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Chile and at the Universidad Central at Santiago de Chile in 2004.
Since 2004 he works with Frederik Künzel as pasel.künzel architects.
The office won a lot of prizes and was awarded many times for their work, amongst others for the prestigious International Bauhaus Award 2008.
Ralf Pasel studied Architecture at the Ecole d’ Architecture de Paris, France, The Univeristy of Liverpool, England and at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany where he graduated in 1998 with ‘Honors Cum Laude’.
Between 1999 and 2004 he worked as Project Architect in charge at KCAP (Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners) on two large-scale housing developments in Venlo and Rotterdam, the Netherlands and an office building in Haarlem.
Previously he has worked with Jean Nouvel and Santiago Calatrava, Paris and David Mikhail, London.
In 2009 Ralf Pasel was curator of the ‘Parallel Cases’ exhibition of the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.
Frederik Künzel, Architect
Frederik Künzel works with Ralf Pasel since 2004 as pasel.künzel architects after having worked with KCAP (Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners), where he mainly worked on housing projects and at the Kaisersrot research project that was done in cooperation with the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Between 2004 and 2005 he worked with the Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research in the Hague, Netherlands.
Before he had worked as architect in Germany and was an assistant at the CAD institute at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Frederik Künzel teaches at the Academy of Architecture and Urban Design Rotterdam and has taught at Technical University in Delft before. In 2004 Frederik Künzel was visiting professor at the Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Chile and at the Universidad Central at Santiago de Chile.
He studied architecture at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he graduated in 1999.
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