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.



Office Miami

3191 Grand Avenue 

P. O. Box 331890

USA - Miami, FL 33233

T: + 1 305 607 6391


Office Basel

Spalentorweg 13 

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. 


Florian Sauter


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.





Villa Hammer

2016-2018, Basel, realized


Panton Stube

2016-2017, Kunsthalle Basel, realized


Kindergarden De Bary

2017, Basel, building project 


Housing Studio Basel

2016, invited competition


Binningen Terraces

2015, invited urban study


Feldberg Apartments

2015, Basel, competition


Natural History Museum and City Archive

2014, Basel, invited competition


Fondation Herzog

2014, Basel, study


House with a Tree

2012-2013, Basel, realized


Crematorium Hörnli

2012, Basel, competition



2010-2011, Vierwaldstättersee, study


Chalet St Anthony

2003-2004, Vierwaldstättersee, realized      


Mountain Cabin

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

exhibition design


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 

2018, Shortlisted


Arc Award - Swiss Architecture Award 

2015, 1st Prize 'Der erste Bau' (House with a Tree)


Prix Lignum 

2015, 2nd Prize Region Nord (House with a Tree)


Häuser Award 

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






'Porto Surrealismo'

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


'Elemental Lessons'

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


'Aristotle Barefoot'

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





Jeanne Casagrande

Ghan Oudhuis

Micha Ringger

Sai Gurram

Philipp Frisch

Martin Migeon

Dorota Ryzko

Hubert Holewik

Robert Schiemann

Aude Soffer

Piotr Latak

Georgios Papoulias

Matteo Venezian

Carly Gertler

Tania de Jesus

Ignacio Medrano

Sandro Elmer

Jonas Wirth



© Sauter von Moos 2018