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To build, to think, to sense, and to live The Munich-based architect Thomas Pscherer closely observes the surroundings in which his buildings and structures will eventually exist. The high aspirations of the buildings are also reflected in the use of the natural, recycled or energyefficient materials. TEXT: ELISABETH DOEHNE | PHOTOS: THOMAS PSCHERER
Thomas Pscherer opened his architecture firm in 1996 with a mission of making excellent, custom-built, minimal and energyspecific houses and spaces. From the first project phase of planning and consulting, the architect always looks at spaces holistically. His objective of exploring the relationship between order, structure and natural beauty is reflected in his building philosophy. “I am very inspired by art, music and theatre and, of course, by the constructions and atmospheres that I experience everyday. My goal is to develop customised designs that have their own language and a sense of serenity. I work closely with good craftsmen and artisans and together we work on new solutions,”says Pscherer.
he won the prestitgious German Design Award. The house looks like a sculpture that creates a unity between the moss and the wood structures. Large windows open the rooms and the minimalistic and clear design enhances the strong relationship of the aesthetic, to the landscape and the natural light.
In addition to his ongoing projects, the architect has also been recognised with design awards and nominations for his creative work. For his project‘Haus im Moos’,
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Above: Thomas Pscherer, Haus im Moos, view of the sunroom, winner of the German Design Award. Thomas Pscherer, Haus im Moos, South view, winner of the German Design Award. Sensible structures and natural materials enhance the authenticity of the historic restaurant Elbacher Gütel. Portrait: Thomas Pscherer.
“I enjoy working on unusual projects that challenge me and give me the chance to develop new unconventional forms. A few years ago I rebuilt a former bank model house into a studio in the Alps. All of the materials for the façade were recycled. This metamorphosis was very exciting for me and I hope to work on topics that are socially relevant,”explains Pscherer. First idea to realisation
Recognition and projects
Main image: Thomas Pscherer, Haus im Moos, winner of the German Design Award.
From single-family homes to public and private projects, restaurants, and frequent collaborations with artists, Thomas Pscherer’s designs are well integrated with the sites so that they become part of a uni-
fied, interrelated composition. He works with a small number of clients each year and this freedom allows him to oversee all steps of the design and planning process personally. www.pscherer-architekt.de
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