designyougo - architects and designers wins the prestigious “Green Good Design Award 2011”. The award recognizes outstanding building design with a focus on sustainability. Founded in 1950 the Award was initially led by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames. Other winners of the award include Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Ingenhoven Architects and Behnisch Architects.
Berlin, July 2011. The architectural practice designyougo – architects and designers received the prestigious Green Good Design Award 2011 for their project "Casa Locarno". Casa Locarno is a villa with a view over Lago Maggiore, Switzerland and has been completed recently.
Sustainability and low energy standards have been key criteria for the architects from day one. The implementation of highest aesthetic standards and sustainability performance result in outstanding building design.
One key feature is the omission of a conventional heating system. Instead, solar hot water from the roof collectors harvests all the required energy for low temperature under floor heating and hot water - throughout the year. During wintertime’s coldest and cloudy days the fireplace contributes to the required energy, which is conserved in a large water tank in the basement.
The 2011 Green Good Design™ Awards are announced by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. It is the largest and oldest awards for contemporary design in the world. The annual program, which was founded in 1950 and initially led by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, honours the sustainable innovation of product designs, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning, with the intent to instill a call of action among American and European institutions to “Design a Better World Now.”
The architects Sebastian Gmelin und Mathis Malchow started their career at Foster + Partners in London. They founded designyougo in 2009 in Berlin. Their design-led architectural practice creates high-end architectural designs and buildings worldwide.
Please find more info and imagery for Casa Locarno here. We are happy to provide high resolution imagery on request.
Mathis and Sebastian founded designyougo in 2009. The office's main focus and aim are outstanding, fully customized design and high-quality architecture from the first sketch to completion. "Designyougo" also stands for a customer orientated and efficient working method, which both Mathis and Sebastian came to appreciate working in London for Foster + Partners.
Dipl. Ing Architect (Architektenkammer Berlin)
Mathis can draw upon many years of experience as an architect. He was Associate Partner at Foster + Partners, and was involved in the design of many key projects, including 'Crystal Island' in Moscow, 'New Holland' in St. Petersburg and 'South Beach' in Singapore.
Dipl. Ing. Architect (Architektenkammer Berlin, Architects Registration Board UK)
Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture ETH
Sebastian is specialised in complex geometries. After his master course at the ETH in Zurich he was Associate at Foster + Partners and was involved in the design of projects like 'New Holland' in St. Petersburg, 'Queen Alia Airport' in Jordan and 'South Beach' in Singapore. He was also a member of the Specialist Modelling Group at Foster + Partners. Sebastian is working on his PhD and teaches in Denmark at the Aarhus School of Architecture.
Designyougo has adopted a visual working method that innovates the way architectural projects are being designed and communicated.
No drawings - just visuals! We love visualisations! We think plans and sections are a great tool to describe how a building should be build. But for presentations and discussions about design, photorealistic visualisations are just perfect. With you - our clients - we want to talk about the atmosphere of spaces and all those details that create fantastic architecture materials, lighting and proportions. You can expect our presentations to be worked out to the highest standards, from day one!