Boötes Design




Architecture is and has always been a dream and function as well as an expression of a utopia and instrument of convenience. Architecture as the expression of our values – our way of building is a mirror of the way we live. In our practice, we put imagination, q...

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Auf Pünten
Winterthur CH

Rethinking Urban “Chalet” - An existing, 70 year old wood building needs an extention. The additional space almost doubles the built volu...

Hemp Villa
Muenchenbuchsee CH

Innovating Regrowable Building Materials - The small extension of a residential building in a Swiss suburb explores a new way of using fa...

Koller Haus
Bern CH

The renovation of a historic building made entirely of wood located in the city center of Bern. Th...

Windisch CH

Low Carbon Pilot Community - At the border of the Kunzareal and beside a unique wetland area, the Community of Stegbuent is a cluster of ...

Wien AUT

Libraries are no longer just places where existing knowledge is sought and hoarded, but where new knowledge and skills are generated.....

Undisclosed CH

Between Sky and Earth - The rooftop of buildings is commonly unused. Skywatch is a poetic and artistic approach in raising the awareness ...

Assessment Center
Windisch CH

Reviving an Abandoned Industry Building - Within the Kunzareal Urban Renewal Program, the first building is the Swiss Army Assessment Cen...

Lax CH

Alpine Resort Tower Hotel - At the mid point of an alpine mountain there is a small plateau, which became the place of a special hotel pi...

Zbinden Pharmacy
Burgdorf CH

Next Generation Health Care - For more than 100 Years, Zbinden Pharmacy is serving its clients by providing a reliable and trustworthy se...

Villa Mayr
Biberist CH

Specific Architectural Design - Two sisters, one single, the other with family wanted to live together. The location is a suburb of a sma...


Architecture is and has always been a dream and function as well as an expression of a utopia and instrument of convenience. Architecture as the expression of our values – our way of building is a mirror of the way we live. In our practice, we put imagination, quality of life, and the relationship to the natural environment at the center of our practice. In the reality of our work, we generate design, evolving out of a specific context at a unique place.

_What We Do

We believe the best buildings come out of a synthesis of all the elements that separately comprise and inform the character of the built result: the structure that holds it up; the services that allow it to function; its ecology; the quality of natural light; the symbolism of the form; the relationship of the building to the skyline or the streetscape; the way you move through or around it; and last but not least its ability to lift the spirits. This holistic approach is augmented by a strong commitment to the clients we serve, and also to the public domain and the many users involved.

_How We Work

Each project we undertake is unique and we aim to generate bespoke solutions that meet the needs of its connected users and stakeholders. We work in well defined steps towards the implementation of the project, supported by a transdisciplinary team.

Our four main steps in our working process ensure that the right things get done at the right time by the right people in order to integrate the complex requirements to deliver integrated interior design solutions:


We investigate the given conditions that generate the generic framework for the future building design: understanding the location, its topography, climate, culture and legal frameworks; the project brief with its specific needs and possible interpretations of the program, its market environment and pathways to add new perspectives into the design process.
Result: Enhanced Design Brief and Context Mapping


The design concept is generated in an iterative process to include technical, socio-economical and artistic aspects of the future building. It tests solutions in a variety of approaches to find and appropriate form and the related spaces, building materials and building technology concepts. We communicate the results of the process and potential alternatives in a concise and visual manner towards the project owners.
Results: working models, content frameworks, draft guidelines, mappings, design solution concepts, etc.


Following the design concept phase the building design gets elaborated in all the needed details to fully describe it with all the needed documentations. Technical solutions, materials, colors, lights and technical solutions are clarified and defined as a preparation for the construction approval process and the coming tender for the construction works. The result of this working phase is depending on the specific project profile.
Results: design guidelines, detail designs, product or service specifications, movies, presentations, plans, etc.


We are leading or supervising the construction phase of our building projects. We ensure that our work is implemented as intended until the very details on the site and the future handover.
Results: implementation guideline and quality management support etc.

_What We Can Achieve Together

Designing buildings for and with our clients is a process that requires an outstanding set of skills, patience, and mutual trust. We can provide a foundation for individual success in the spaces we build, spaces for happiness and pleasure, passion and contemplation as well as moments of silence or full of energy.

Together we can achieve outstanding solutions to enhance the lives of the future users.