Buerger - Katsota architects
buerger katsota architects was formally founded in 2005 by Stephan Buerger and Demetra Katsota with offices in Athens – GR and Vienna – AT. The practice provides architectural, urban, master planning, interior and product design services for private and public commissions.
The work of bka is based upon a solid foundation of design excellence, budget and programme control and project management. Working together with clients, end users, consultants and contractors from the initial concept through planning and realisation, high quality design and the best final results are reassured. bka is an international practice with regards to collaborators and outlook. The practice’s associated consultants in various countries, provide an understanding of local planning issues and facilitate the projects’ execution on site. bka is committed to a research-based approach, which is supported by the partners’ academic and editorial involvement.
bka object to predetermined stylistic approaches. Designing for a world that exceeds 6 billion inhabitants – half of which live in urbanized areas – the practice constantly reflects upon and consciously addresses this global ‘urbanization’ condition in every one of the projects, be it small or large in scale. bka’s work is informed by the physical context of a project, the understanding and sensitivity to the culture and climate of a place. The experiential potential of light and materials, detailing and construction are of primary concern to the practice alongside the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. The continuous questioning of the ‘given’ and the ‘established’ generate a process of abstraction leading to subtle yet innovative architectural visions for ‘new’ realities.