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Where form follows the project CHRIST. associated architects is one of the oldest architecture firms in the world but with every new generation, a fresh perspective is integrated into the company’s philosophy. Roger Christ, youngest partner and great-grandson of the original founder, talks about how architecture is personal and influences the way we live.
The architecture office goes as far back as 1898 when Karl Christ senior founded it in Wiesbaden. From then on the family business kept flourishing and can proudly look back at its impressive credentials.
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE | PHOTOS: CHRIST.CHRIST. ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
Before joining the family business in 2006, Roger Christ studied at the Technical University of Graz and worked at the prestigious Norman Foster architecture office in London. On returning to Wiesbaden, Christ started working on his own projects straight away. He remembers: “I never worked with my father on the same project. He acted as a consultant in a way, which was very helpful, as he is very experienced. I guess it was the same with him and his father. Our profession is very dependant on the individual person. More or less a new office emerges with each generation.”
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