Sauter von Moos

Architects ETH SIA BSA

3511 Royal Palm Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
USA

Spalentorweg 13
4051 Basel
Switzerland

info@sautervonmoos.com

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We like places of authenticity. Fine-tuned environmental, urban, and programmatic differentiation enhances spatial identity. We value the expressive powers of architecture, but also its need to answer the subtleties of the pragmatic. Fostering social interaction, our work should respond to both a communal and human scale. Shaped by earth, water, air, and light, it aims to intimately embrace and bring the world to presence, amazed by its complexity and beauty. Advocating for experimentation and exploration, freeness in architecture, for us, primarily means continually challenging one’s own convictions. As a joyful act of poetic imagination, we hope to create spaces and places of serenity, simplicity, and magical enchantment which, no matter how sumptuous or how humble, contribute to a dignified life.

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. 

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 with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, with whom she co-edited achtung: die Landschaft. She is the author of In Miami in the 1980s: The Vanishing Architecture of a 'Paradise Lost' and also Some Fragments. Charlotte von Moos was Visiting Professor of Architecture at TU Munich, Workshop Leader at Porto Academy, and Design Critic at Harvard GSD. Since 2018 she is Assistant Professor at the University of Miami SoA.

Florian Sauter

Dr. Sc. Dipl. Arch. ETH, worked with Christian Kerez on a series of competitions like the Leutschenbach School and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. 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 and also Some Fragments. Florian Sauter was Visiting Professor of Architecture at TU Munich, Workshop Leader at Porto Academy, and Visiting Critic at Cornell AAP. Currently, he teaches at the University of Miami SoA.

Collaborators

Emily Suarez-Aviles
Jeanne Casagrande
Ghan Oudhuis
Micha Ringger
Sai Gurram
Philipp Frisch
Martin Migeon
Hubert Holewik
Robert Schiemann
Aude Soffer
Georgios Papoulias
Matteo Venezian
Tania de Jesus
Ignacio Medrano
Sandro Elmer
Jonas Wirth

Works

Coconut Grove Park No. 1
2021, Miami, ongoing

Royal Palm Studio
2020, Miami, ongoing

Allapattah Office
2020, Miami, study

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

Feldberg Apartments
2015, Basel, competition

Natural History Museum and City Archive
2014, Basel, invited competition

House with a Tree
2012-2013, Basel, realized

Boathouse
2010-2011, Vierwaldstättersee, study

Chalet St Anthony
2003-2004, Vierwaldstättersee, realized

Mountain Cabin
2001-2002, Samest, realized

Single Exhibitions

Some Fragments
2022, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens

Group Exhibitions

Readymades Belong to Everyone
2018, Swiss Institute, New York
contribution 'Window Ornament'

Make New History
2017, Chicago Architecture Biennial
contribution 'Sonsbeek Ready-Made'

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'

Prizes

Auszeichnung Guter Bauten Basel
2018, Distinction (Villa Hammer)

Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture
2018, Shortlisted

Arc Awards - Swiss Architecture Awards
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)