013_S82_a modern tree top house
A new self contained flat was meant to be designed in the roof space of an 1905 "Gründerzeit" villa in Berlin. The spacious maisonette living with at least 4-5 rooms had to be integrate into the roof while preserving the street view and its historic appearance. More information can be found here...
The new TAZ building is taking on the egalitarian and non-hierarchical mindset of the renown left-oriented editing and publishing house, and reinterprets this approach spatially anew. Consequently, rather than using isolated floor plates, all employees are seated on “one level”.
The idea that defines this lofts is upside down. Instead of having the functions such as bathing, storing, cooking and working centrally arranged, open living spaces are placed in the middle. The living room extends over the center to all four outer sides and this creates exciting spatial connections. Through niches and generous dormers at the end of each "arm", some intersting views arise.
The site on Herdenstraße in Zurich is characterized by a large private and community garden area. This green area will be extended onto the site, however, the extended ground will be levelled up to a small “green hills” allowing galleries and retail to ‘hide’ below. More Information here...
rundzwei is a successful spin-off of we-do architecture, established in 2009 by Marc Dufour-Feronce and Andreas Reeg in Berlin, Germany. Before founding rundzwei Marc Dufour-Feronce and Andreas Reeg held key positions working for international renown offices such as Herzog & de Meuron, LAB architecture studio and ACME in the UK, Switzerland and the UAE. Both partners have been leading projects of all scales ranging from masterplans, housing towers, museums and exhibition spaces, shopping centres to residential units in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, UAE, Syria, South Korea, Spain, Romania and Russia.
rundzwei believes that contemporary architecture depends on the development of coherent design concepts which work not only on paper, but even more so in reality. Our design concepts are the product of a thought-through research process which integrates space, materials, local history and contexts. While we aim to contextualise architecture we challenge the existing, reinterpret modernity and explore the unexpected. rundzwei filters and focuses the relevant potentials and qualities of each project to create innovative and unconventional solutions in a new contemporary form. This leads to unexpected concepts that often go beyond the scope of the actual brief and positively affect and enhance the final goal of each project and client.
We believe that sustainable architecture starts with the concept and should not exclusively rely on costly ex-post technical solutions. Therefore rundzwei integrates architectural solutions to reduce energy consumption and heat gain into the design concept of the built environment before enhancing them through technology.
rundzwei works on a broad range of projects from all fields of contemporary architecture, urban planning, interior and product design. Through our conceptual and research based design approach we have become the perfect partner for densification on complex sites in urban areas. We are working with private, corporate and public clients and offer the full spectrum of design services. The conceptual design strength of rundzwei is rounded up through an extensive network of partnering offices and consultant firms which enable us to offer the full spectrum of architectural services from feasibility studies, concept design, energy consultancy through to construction management, documentation, sales brochures and websites. By collaborating with foreign architectural and engineering offices we ensure that the high quality of our concept and design for international projects is realised up to the built project and beyond. This way every client’s individual needs can be satisfied through our trusted network.
We offer researched based concept driven architecture and work in close exchange with our clients. Together with the client we form the brief and the parameters of each individual project. Our designs are informed by local references, user group studies, sustainability, materiality as well as cost efficiency and local regulations.
The first interpretations of the clients brief are deepened and the concept strength enhanced by further development and collaboration with the client and the authorities. We offer all design services up to the planing application. On international level we tend to team up with specialist partners from our broad network of collaborators depending on location and size of the project.
We offer the full range of construction documents on a national level. For large scale projects and on international level we collaborate with specialist partners.
Tendering and Construction Supervision
For smaller projects we are the perfect partner to provide tender documents and specifications. We help the client with the tendering and contracting of construction firms and control the correct execution on site.
For larger projects this phase is covered by our partnering offices or by the clients choice of main or general contractor. rundzwei offers the architectural site supervision and oversees the tender process.
Joined Private Client Projects "Baugruppen"
rundzwei offers service for private client groups that enable the realisation of large scale housing and social projects. We help in the formation of the groups and their members, offer advice on site acquisition and make first feasibility studies. After formation of the group and the acquisition of a site rundzwei offers the full spectrum of architectural services to these “Baugruppen”.
Together with LOOM for all topics around digital & media and Stoffers/Steinicke as full blood designer we share our 800m² creative Loft-Office, the Entrance B. This generates a perfect symbioses of design lovers and enables us to provided services to our clients beyond the architectural scope.
rundzwei consist of a team of architects and Engineers in freelance and full-time employment, which sketch, design, research, plan and control. Together we accomplish architecture with character and high quality.
Alex Isan, Enrique Mesia, Italo Celiento, Irene Modica, Kejwan Gross, Miriam Wierzchoslawska, Roberta D'Alessandro, Sophie Dufour-Feronce, Agata Klein, Christine Huber, Gesa Falkenburg, Jakub Spaniel, Luca Di Carlo, Anastasiya Kozina, Miriam Lopez, Matthias Rühl, Johann Göhler, Ana Domenti, Andrian Fernandez, Raimon Espasa
25 May 2017
1. Prize Wittenberge
We made it!
rundzwei is happy to announce that we won the competition for Hafenstraße 8 in Wittenberge! See more details on the link, and soon on our website.
18 May 2017
Progress of excavation work on ´Corkscrew House`
After excavation one can start to imagine the Corkscrew House's shape and feel its spacial arrangements by the split of levels. See more on the project in 042_Living Spiral.
28 Apr 2017
Start of construction: Roof conversion in Nikolassee
The roof conversion of a 19th century building in Berlin Nikolassee has started. The roof will be transformed into a modern spacious loft apartment. More on the 033_Inverted_Loft metamorphosis to come soon.
14 Mar 2017
You can find our projects 042_Corkscrew House and 022_LightCloud now published in the book "Berlin Design Digest".
10 Feb 2017
Conversion in Mariendorf
Our house conversion project is finally beginning to take shape. More about the project coming soon.
24 Jan 2017
Topping out ceremony
Today we had the 'Topping out' ceremony of our project in Samariterstraße!
10 Jan 2017
042_Corkscrew house and 022_LightCloud publications in Berlin Design Digest 2017 coming soon.
13 Dec 2016
Aufgang B Metamorphosis
The 4th floor of Aufgang B is in a metamorphosis process. More on the renovation to come here soon.
29 Sep 2016
rundzwei was invited to participate on the 6th International Cork Conference in Lisbon.
03 Jun 2016
During the 2016 Nachtschicht - Berlin Design Night - we show our exhibition "runzwei - Models in Progress".
01 Apr 2016
Opening of GYNAEKOLOGIKUM
The GYNAEKOLOGIKUM opened its doors on April 1st.
01 Jan 2016
A Happy New Year
rundzwei wishes a Happy New Year!
23 Nov 2015
rundzwei is apointed to design the new headquater of Arcardis Berlin. 2600m² office space will be created. More to come soon.
21 Oct 2015
We have made the final presentation for our 8000m² residential invited competition proposal. More on the results to be anounced here soon.
24 Aug 2015
The 2nd prototype of the LightCloud selection, the H2O2-molecule has been finished and as given us further insight for optimisation.
12 Jun 2015
rundzwei participated at the 2015 NACHTSCHICHT - BERLIN DESIGN NIGHT.
- 23 Mar 2015
23 Dec 2014
We thank all our clients and collaborators for the trust and joint work in 2014.
25 Nov 2014
rundzwei is glad to anounce the grand opening of our S82 Project.
30 Apr 2014
The steel frame flew in by crane today. For the first time the dimensions of the new roof are shaping.
14 Apr 2014
rundzwei was selected as one of 7 young offices out of 310 applicants to design a new headquarter for the German Newspaper TAZ.
03 Apr 2014
rundzwei has completed its works on the first ODEEH Store in Berlin.
19 Jun 2013
1. Price for rundzwei
rundzwei has won the 1. prize in an international architectural competition in the ME.