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Plasma Studio

Plasma Studio

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Plasma Studio is an architecture and design practice with worldwide scope and outlook, engaging seamlessly a wide range of scales and types including furniture design, houses, hotels, cultural projects as well as landscape and urban planning.

Plasma develops buildings as part of a larger context and fabric, projecting complex relationships and ambiances shaped by overlapping and blurring of elements and spaces, projecting linkages, elasticity and expressions of subjectivity.

Our goal is to transform limits into the formation of specificity, identity and change, to evoke an active participatory environment.

Since 1999 innovative award-winning architecture studio Plasma Studio has evolved to address the complex potentials and challenges of today:
From diverse studio locations in Europe and Asia, the studio mediates Globalization with local specificities, linking landscape, urban and environmental forces to the scale of material, construction and use.

It is working across a wide range of scales from furniture and installations to urbanism and master planning.

By calibrating the dynamic and fluid nature of flows, events and ephemera on the one hand and the rational, structural and systemic parameters of material, organization and resistance on the other, Plasma is forging unique, evocative and elegant projects.

A critical comprehensive approach addresses the limits of discreetness, conventional topographies, hierarchies and spatial codes; whereby the need for connectivity and complexity give rise to transformative tectonics and new relationships that respond directly to the specificities of the local context.

How can architecture perform as link between the global, regional, urban and environmental systems and forces and the sphere of subjective, individual corporeal experience? To render visible some of the infinite pragmatic and poetic structures and relationships and evoke a
more active participatory environment.

ULLA HELL
Ulla  has  opened  Plasma  studio  Italy  and  has  accompanied  a  wide  range  of  small  and  midscale  projects  that  range  from  single  family  houses  to  Masterplans  and  Hotel  developments  and  re-designs  from  sketch  to  realization.  She has a high knowledge in the Italian hospitality sector. She  leads  the  team  through  planning  application,  tendering  process  and  can  also  be  involved  in  site  supervision,  interior  design  questions  and  cost  control  process.

EVA CASTRO
Eva’s  strengths  are  the  conceptual  development  of  a  project  and  her  visionary  design  skills.  Through  her  experience  in  teaching  Landscape  Urbanism  she  can  bring  in  her  knowledge  in  developing  sustainable  strategies  that  seek  for  the  balance  between  landscape  and  buildings.

HOLGER KEHNE
Holger combines an analytical, conceptual approach with the goal of consistent realization. He assists projects at key stages throughout the whole process.  From analysis to building-up a systematic design matrix and finally a comprehensive tectonic strategy, he guarantees the clear development and concise articulation of a project.

CHUAN WANG
Chuan is an architect and landscape architect with a multi-discipline background. His design field covers several scales from urban planning to architecture, landscape as well as industrial design. He has won a series of important design awards both in China and abroad, and is good at solving complex interdisciplinary design topic with parametric techniques.

Award / projectYear
INTERNATIONAL HOT DIP GALVANIZING AWARD / 2002
YOUNG ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR AWARD2002
Architectural Record Design Vanguard2004
NEXT GENERATION ARCHITECTS AWARD2008
CITYSCAPE AWARD2009
CONTRACTWORLD AWARD2009
EUROPE 40 UNDER 402009
ALPINE INTERIOR AWARD – HONORABLE MENTION / STRATA HOTEL2011
WALLPAPER DESIGN AWARD WINNER / Flowing Gardens2011
THIS DECADE OF ARCHITECTURE IN CHINA, 5 MOST FAVOURED PROJECTS / Flowing Gardens2011
ARCHITIZER AWARD / Dolomitenblick2013
EUROPEAN COPPER IN ARCHITECTURE AWARDS / Dolomitenblick2014
ARCVISION AWARD - WOMAN AND ARCHITECTURE 2016
BUILD ARCHITECTURE AWARD - FIRM OF THE YEAR2016
CONCORSO ARCHITETTURA IN LEGNO – MIGLIOR PROGETTO RISTRUTTURAZIONE /Paramount Alma2017
THE PLAN AWARDS - FINALIST / Villa 3 Birken2017
THE PLAN AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION / Guzelbahce University Campus, Izmir Economic University2017
2A MAGAZINE AWARD - FUTURE PROJECTS– LARGE SCALE ARCHITECTURE ASIA / Guzelbahce University Campus, Izmir Economic University2018
ICONIC AWARDS INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE – SELECTION / Strata-Alma-Paramount2018
THE PLAN AWARDS - FINALIST/ Continuous Extension2019
GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN AWARDS - WINNER / Continuous Extension2019
THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL SPACE DESIGN IDEA-TOPS AWARD - HOTEL DESIGN - FINALIST / Continuous Extension2020
BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD - PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE - WINNER / Continuous Extension2020
BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD - RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE - WINNER / House L2020
BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD - LANDSCAPE AND URBAN SPACE / The Walkable Summit Journal2020
IN/ARCH 2020 - WINNER IN THE CATEGORY: “BUILDING RENOVATION” / Schäfer Roofscape2020
TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD - DISTINCTION FOR THE CATEGORY PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN / The Walkable Summit Journal2020
THE PLAN AWARDS - FINALIST / House L2020
THE PLAN AWARDS - SPECIAL PROJECTS - FINALIST / The Walkable Summit Journal2020
BIGSEE ARCHITECTURE AWARD - WINNER IN THE CATEGORY "PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE" / Appropriate_Bistro Bergsteiger2021
THE 17TH ODERZO ARCHITECTURE PRIZE - FINALIST / House L2021
ARCHITIZER A+AWARDS POPULAR CHOICE - WINNER IN THE CATEGORY "RESTAURANTS (S <1000 SQ FT) / Appropriate_Bistro Bergsteiger2021
ExhibitionInstitutionYear
Negentropic FieldsResearch lab formAxioms and INTERMISSION2020
A Thousand View of Rivers and Mountains Roca Gallery in Beijing, China2020
ReActionSüdtiroler Künstlerbund2019
Contingent AffiliationsVision Magazine, Beijing, China2014
Naturalizing Architecture ArchiLab, Orle'ans, France2013
Critical TerritoriesArchitectural Association, London, UK2012
Nodal LandscapesGerman Architecture Center, Berlin, Germany2010
3G ChicagoExtension Gallery, Chicago, USA2006
Reciprocal InfluencesLungomare Gallerie, Bolzano, Italy2005
Transpositional PracticeArchitectural Association, London, UK2005
Fluxo RosaInstituto Cultural de Michoacan, Morelia, Mexico2004
Crumple Zone Factio, London, UK2004
UrbaniteArchitecture Week, London / Do-group, London, UK2001
BookPublicationYear
My Bauhaus: 100 Architects on the 100th Anniversary of a MythSandra Hofmeister, Edition Detail2019
Apartment BuildingsCayetano Cardelús, book publishing, S.L., Spain, Editions du Layeur, China2019
PLATFORM - Best Italian Exhibition Design SelectionPublicomm Srl , Italy2019
HERZBLUT: 150 Positionen zur Architektur in und um Österreich - architektur in progress 1997-2017Hannah Bruckmüller, Wojciech Czaja, Erik Czejka, 2019
Architekturführer SüdtirolKarin Kretschmer, DOM publishers2019
Mobilieur d’Architects 1960-2020Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, Paris, France2019
PLATFORM - Best Italian Interior Design SelectionPublicomm Srl, Italy2018
Tradizione, Traduzione, TradimentoFederico Mentil, Letteraventidue, Italy2018
architektur südtirol 2017/18Südtirol 2017/18 AW Architektur-Verlags GmbH2017
architektur südtirol 2016/17Südtirol 2016/17 AW Architektur-Verlags GmbH2016
Speranza di una Nuova ProgettazioneAuthored/Edited by C. Blasi, G. Padovano, Published by Aracne Editrice2016
This Is Not A HouseAuthored/Edited by The Editors of Mark and Dan Rubenstein, Published by Rizzoli2015
Grounds and Envelops: Reshaping Architecture and the Built EnvironmentCo-authored by Michael U. Hensel and Jeffrey P. Turko, Published by Routledge2015
Architettura postDecostruttivista IAuthored/Edited by Mario Coppola, Published by Deleyva Editore, Italy2015
Critical Territories: From Academia to PraxisAuthored/Edited by Eva Castro, Alfredo Ramirez,Eduardo Rico and Douglas Spencer, Published by Actar2014
Naturaliser L’Architecture- Archilab 2013Editions HYX, Marie-Ange Brayerand and Frederic Migayrou, Orléans 2013
‘Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century’Tom Verebes, Routledge, London, UK2013
Design Innovation for the Built Environmenteditor Michael Hensel, contributor Eva Castro, Routledge.2012
‘Masterplanning Futures’Lucy Bullivant, Routledge, London, UK2012
‘New Arcadians’Lucy Bullivant, Merrell Publishers2012
‘Architecture China 100’Fang Zhenning, Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen, , Mannheim 2012
Plasma Works Maria Elisabetta Bonafede, Edilstampa, Rome, Italy2012
Digital ArchitecturePassages Through Hinterlands,London 2010
Architecture Now! 7Philip Jodidio, Taschen, Köln2010
ArchManualAADCU Publication, China2010
Monograph.it,Landscape Sensitive DesignLISTlab Barcelona, Spain2010
Wohnraum Alpen Abitare le AlpiLiving in the Alps, Birkhäuser, Basel, Schweiz2010
Atlas of 21st Century ArchitecturePhaidon London, NY2009
Architecture Now HousesTaschen, Köln2009
Smart Home ExtensionsLinks Books, Carles Broto, Barcelona, Spain2009
Reacção em Cadeia / Chain ReactionTransformations in Hotel Architecture, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal2008
AuslandsbeziehungenJunge Architekten aus Deutschland Ifa,Adom Publishers, Berlin, Germany
AV (Arquitectura Viva- Spain) Monografias ‘EmergentesTwenty emerging teams selected by Luis Fernandez-Galiano2007
On&OffNitroSaggio, Lo Spazio del Salto , Roma2007
1000x European Architecture Verlagshaus Braun, Joachim Fischer, Berlin, Germany2007
7a bienal internacional de arquitetura de san paulo impresa oficial, Brasil2007
Mediating ModernismArchitectural Cultures in Britain, Routledge, Andrew Higgott, London, UK2006
Space DesignArchiworld, Seoul, Korea2006
Young European Architectsdaad, Cologne, Germany2006
Architecture: NaturePrestel, Philip Jodidio, Munich, Germany2006
New Studio Designdaad, Cologne, Germany2006
10x10_2 Phaidon Press, New York, London2005
New London InteriorsMerrell Publishers, London, UK2004
BagniFederico Motta Editore, Milan, Italy2004
New Architecture - Innovation: from experimentation to realisationAndreas Papadakis Publisher, London, UK2003
Lofts and AppartmentsAtrium Publishers, Barcelona, Spain2003
poStboksMadrid, Spain2003
ZOO issue 13London, UK2002
New Architects 2 - a guide ti Britain's best young architectural practicesArchitecture Foundation and Merell, London, UK2001
LectureEvent / organiserYear
Legno: edifici innovativi e integrati nel paesaggioArketipo, Milan, Italy 2019
Artificial RealitiesLisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal 2019
FlowingMorphing--Urbanist Action on Shenzhen’s Water Landscape Infrastructure’Shenzhen,China 2019
"Mediating", keynote lecture at "Towards a Value City"Urban Renewal Conference, Xi’an, China 2019
Expert panel memberXixian New Town Development Forum, China2019
Vermittlung und AffektBerufungsvortrag Academy of Arts, Stuttgart, Germany 2019
Milestone III PresentationPractice Research Symposium Hong Kong- RMIT Asia 2019
Plasma Studio: dal globale al particolare, un ponte verso il futuroincontri donne e architettura, Lecco, Italy2019
Continuous Extension_AlmaStrataBIG SEE in Ljubljana, Slovenia 2019
Bauen im BestandOrgatec, Cologne, Germany 2018
Regional International RegionalHochschule Biberach, Germany 2018
Professoren-Tagung 2018 Vitra Design Zentrum, Weil am Rhein, Germany 2018
Mid Candidature Presentation Practice Research Symposium, RMIT, HCMC, Vietnam2018
Keynote speaker ‘Women who matter’ Forum & Conference Moscow, Russia 2018
Keynote speaker International Landscape and Green developmentQinhuangdao, Hebei, China 2018
Keynote speaker Jiangsu Horticultural Expo Science and Technology ForumJiangsu Province, China 2018
Erfahrung, Ortung, IdentitätDeutscher Hoteltag, Duisburg, Germany 2017
’Affecting’ – Gegenwartsarchitekturreihe Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics, TU Vienna, Austria 2017
Practice in Europe and AsiaArch+Des Conference, Istanbul, Turkey2017
Sesto Pusteria: dal Grand hotel Tre Cime, al premio Sesto alle nuove esperienzeConvegno di architettura alpina, Associazione Edoardo Gellner, Cortina, Italy2017
‘Mediator Holz: Ort-Material-Konstruktion‘ IMS, International Mountain Summit, Brixen, Italy 2017
Holzarchitektur verbindetHolzbauforum-Frau, Meran, Italy 2017
Consistency through the scalesReiseuni, Universität Innsbruck, Austria2017
Keynote speakerPerspective 2017, Venice, Italy2017
Keynote speaker Australian International Architects Conference, Sidney, Australia 2017
Tektonik in Bezug auf Integration und Freistellung’ Architectureworld Congress, Duisburg, Germany 2016
’Transformative Tectonics’ Keynote lecture Design Methods 1.0, The University of Melbourne, Australia 2016
’Trans/form Tectonik’Berufungsvortrag, University Stuttgart, Germany2016
’Anti-IconIconicity Conference, University of St Joseph, Macau2016
Il legno: un incontro di tradizione, artigianalità, versatilità e innovazioneRothoblass, Kurtatsch, Südtirol, Italy2016
Alpen Architektur TourismusSchulen für Holz und Gestaltung, Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Germany_x000B_2016
European Architecture Dialogue 2016: Making of: Architecture – Art – Space - ChoreographyDepartment of Architecture and Urban Design, Reiseuni_lab , Tallin, Estonia2016
Architettura futura_Donne che costruisconoFestival delle professioni, Trento, Italy2016
58th Annual NASA ConventionGujarat, India2016
The Ground of Radical NaturesBeijing Forum 2016
International WorkshopSUTD, Singapore2016
Keynote speaker2016 Beijing Forum on Ecological Security and Ecological Urbanism Beijing, China 2016
’Site and Context’ AD ’Customized Cities’ Hongkong-Shenzhen Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism, Shenzhen,China 2015
Transformative TectonicsPerspective USA, New York, USA2015
Architecture and Landscape UrbanismDesign Conference Harbin University, China 2015
Architetur Alpen TourismusPodium discussion, AEDES Galerie, Berlin2015
The Ground of Radical NaturesLondon, UK 2015
International Lectures SeriesMilano, Italy 2015
Nachhaltigkeit und Identität’ Symposium for Sustainability in the Built Environment, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany 2014
Transformative Tectonics’ Node Conference for Progressive Architecture La Salle University, Mexico-City, Mexico 2014
Performance+Ausdruck- zeitgenössische Fassadenstrategien in China und SüdtiroArchitectureworld Congress Münster, Germany2014
Plasma Studio’s HotelprojekteIntergastra Trade Fair Stuttgart - Fokus Hotel der Zukunft, Stuttgart, Germany 2014
Baukultourismusaip – impuls lecture
Zumtobel Lichtforum Dornbirn, Austria 2014
Plasma Studio is glocalaip – “Junge Architektur Wien 2014”, Vienna, Austria2014
Symposium for Sustainability in the Built EnvironmentBraunschweig, Germany 2014
Lens, Get CloserLisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, Portugal 2013
Transformative Tectonics’ Lecture and podium discussion at Anti-Tectonics Beijing: tracing a new expression of urbanism Beijing Architecture Biennial, PR China2013
Meta-Hutongs: urban emergence between utopia and dystopiaPresentation and round-table with international architects and experts, Beijing, PR China 2013
Critical MassUniversity of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 2013
Experiment und Tradition: Neues Wohnen in SüdtirolHeinze architekTOUR, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany 2013
Environment Design Award ForumPR China
New Computational Paradigms in Architecture’ Podium discussion, publication launch, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China 2012
China ‘Part-to-Part and Part-to-Whole – From Design to Fabrication’Architects@Work, Shanghai, PR China2012
Podium discussion: Changing Vistas: Creative Duration The Garden City, Chengdu Biennale for Art and Architecture, Chengdu, PR China 2012
Form and PerformanceGreen Building and Energy - saving Technology Forum Beijing, PR China2012
System and DeviantUniversity of Saint Joseph, Macau2012
A New RealityPRD lecture series Huizhou University, GAFA Guangzhou, Guangzhou University, PR China 2011
Design TechniquesTsinghua Architecture Summer School Beijing, PR China2011
‘Hotel of the Future’, Podium discussionContractWorld Hannover, Germany 2011
High- Rise shuffle, Keynote lecture Alvar Aalto Symposium, Jyväskylä, Finnland 2011
Nach(t)baustelle, Lecture and podium discussion on building in the AlpsBAU München, Germany2011
Two Kinds of FormfindingInstitute for Computational Design, University Stuttgart, Germany2011
Global action – local reaction!Alpitecture/ Wohnraum in den Alpen, Merano, Italy2011
2 Lectures on building processesUniversity of Innsbruck, Austria2011
Joint Lecture with groundLabFreie Universität Bozen, Italy2011
Elastic RealitiesSci-Arch, Los Angeles, USA 2010
Plasma - recent works’ Veritas University, Costa Rica 2009
Force Fields- parametric design techniques’ AA Visiting School keynote lecture, Universidad Pontificio de Chile, Santiago, Chile 2009
Keynote speechInternational workshop for architectural design and construction education University of Genoa, Italy2009
Urbanism in China-podium discussionAREA talk, Beijing, PR China2009
Inaugural lectureXi’an University of Technology, PR China2009
Inaugural lecture for a solo exhibition openingGaleria Come se, Roma, Italy2009
Lecture on Plasma Studio worksUniversity of Innsbruck, Austria2009
Keynote lectureBeijing Hospitality forum 2009
The launch of Parametricism’ 11th Venice Architecture Biennale Venice 2008
Deform>Transform, Multiply>IntensifyOrdem dos Arquitectos Lisbon, Portugal 2008
Object- Field: expansion, conduction, condensation through parametric designCorus Architectural Academics Conference, Birmingham, UK2008
Utilitas, Firmitas, VenustasDetmold School of Architecture, Germany 2008
Four DriversUniversidad de LaSalle Leon Guanajuato, Mexico 2007
Four DriversUniversidad Autonoma de Nueva Leon, Monterrey, Mexico2007
Four DriversInstrumentos Arquitectonicos symposium Merida, Venezuela 2007
WerkvortragKunstverein Bielefeld, Germany 2007
Formationen- neue RaumkonzepteInternational SFT Congress, Münster, Germany 2006
Können Räume fließen?FreiHausMS, Münster, Germany 2006
Formations- Plasma Studio’ Architectural Association, London, UK 2005
Plaste und ElasteUniversität Cottbus, Germany 2005
Engaging TopographiesPeking University, School of Architecture and Urbanism 2005
Beyond the DrawingConference University of Nottingham, UK 2005
The Medium is ‘the Mittel’ Technical University Berlin, Germany 2004
‘Ideas and processes’ School of Architecture,University of Sheffield, UK 2004
Tectonics, Flows, EphemeraSchool of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK 2003
FormationsSchool of Architecture, University of Westminster, UK2003
Engaging topographiesLondon Week, University of Innsbruck, Austria 2002
Condensing threadsThe Nordic Baltic Triennial Symposium Tallinn, Estonia2002
Engaging topographiesSchool of Architecture, University of East London, UK 2002
Design ProcessRadical practice conference Atheneum Helsinki, Finland 2002
Architects speak easy lecture series Arup Engineers, London, UK 2001

Category
Architects
Interior

Location
Sexten, Italy

Locations
Beijing, China
Hong Kong, China
Singapore, Southeast Asia

Employees
12-20

Founded
1999

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