We are a studio for architecture and urban design and work passionately on a wide range of projects: From private conversions, to public infrastructure buildings, through to urban plans. Our core competence is the design, strategic development and implementation of sustainable and high-quality spaces (→ more)
Over the next two years we will investigate the urban densification of urban estates and neighbourhoods and their impact on the total energy demand together with the Urban Energy Systems Lab of the EMPA and KCAP Zürich. The research project 'Urban densification and its impact on energy use in Swiss cities' is funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. The project results are intended to support spatial and urban planning decision-making processes in Switzerland.
In the article 'Rurbanitas: On the Creation of Urban Qualities in Rural Areas' which is published in 'GAM.15 - Territorial justice' by Jovis Verlag, Michael Wagner uses the example of the municipality of Lichtensteig to illustrate how a high quality of life can be created and maintained even in a less densely populated and structurally disadvantaged area.
Michael gave a talk at the Conference 'Decentralization and Energy – Perspectives on the Reciprocity of Energy Transitions and Decentralization' at TU Delft on January 24th.
In the winter of 2018/19, Michael Wagner was invited as a guest reviewer for the masters' thesis graduates at the University of Liechtenstein. As part of this year's motto, 'Upcycling', the students dealt with projects on different scales in Vaduz, Balzers and Feldkirch.
On January 15, 2019 Michael Wagner will give a lecture at the Münster School of Architecture as part of the lecture series 'Master Lectures 18-19'.
On behalf of Immo RSS and the Rudolf Steiner School Winterthur we are currently working on the design of an extension to the school building.
From 2018 to 2019, Michael Wagner holds the mandatory Urban Design lecture series for the Bachelor's programme in Architecture at ETH Zurich.
To further strengthen our team, we are looking for a motivated architect (60-100%) to work on ambitious projects, execution planning and competitions from September 2018 or by appointment.
You are an open, motivated, reliable and independent person with great architectural interest and commitment. You are familiar with the common drawing, layout, image and word processing programs (Vectorworks, InDesign, Photoshop, Office, etc.) and have a good command of written and spoken German. You communicate independently with entrepreneurs and the authorities.
We offer a diverse and challenging working environment with projects for public and private clients. We promote a self-reliant way of working and open communication and value fair working conditions. We are looking forward to receiving your application with curriculum vitae by email to
We have been commissioned by the municipality of Lichtensteig in Toggenburg to work on an urban development model.