Matters of Choice

Jeannette Kuo (Karamuk Kuo Architects)

Location: I oA Square

Matters of Choice

Jeannette Kuo is co-founding partner of Zurich-based KARAMUK KUO and Professor of Architecture and Construction at TU Munich. Her research and work focus on integrated design, looking at structures, climate, and culture in the holistic design of buildings. From multi-unit housing to cultural infrastructures like the Augusta Raurica Archaeological Center, the work of the office spans across scales and typologies, operating at the intersection of spatial concepts and constructive technologies to approach architecture from its most fundamental sources. Built works include the International Sports Sciences Institute in Lausanne, the Weiden Secondary School, and House on a Slope. Publications include the two-volume research on workspace typologies: A‑Typical Plan (2013) and Space of Production (2015), as well as the recent El Croquis 196 monograph on Karamuk Kuo. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley, a Master in Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Advanced Studies from ETH Zurich. Prior to the Professorship at TUM, she has taught at Harvard GSD, EPF Lausanne, MIT, and UC Berkeley.

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