SeARCH is an innovative, international architectural office, founded in 2002.
SeARCH stands for Stedenbouw en ARCHitectuur (Urban Planning & Architecture).
SeARCH questions the merits and banalities of modern civilization, so well exhibited by the contemporary city. They try to (re)connect cultural artifacts with genuine natural elements. Design teams collaborate with different disciplines to experiment and test the results of collective design sessions, in order to give an opportunity to innovative proposals. A project is conceived as a landscape - the most essential and generous element. Without boundaries, landscapes are endless and open; they connect architecture with the urban, interior with exterior. Through the emphasis on landscapes, SeARCH promotes a high degree of sustainability and environmental awareness within their projects.
Selected works: The Void (Amsterdam, 2005-2010), Villa Vals (Vals Switzerland, 2005-2009), Culture Cluster (Enschede, 20003-2008), Tower Power (Putten, 2004-2008), High Tea (1998-2002).
Selected exhibitions: Architecture of Consequence, NAi 2010, New Faces in European Architecture (NAi Maastricht, 2006), SeARCH (Galeria RAS, Barcelona, 2006), Fresher Facts (NAi, 2005), Dutch Speed (Hamburg, 2004), Archipuncturale (Achterhoek, 2004), Reality Machines (NAi, 2003).
Books: SeARCH (C3 Publishing Co, Seoul, 2009), SeARCH (Actar, Barcelona, ES, 2006), SeARCH, (Amsterdam, 2003), SeARCH (Sandu Cultura Media Co, Hong Kong, 2007)
Selected Awards: 2011 Wallpaper* Design Award (2011), Green Good Design Awards for Villa Vals & Forest Tower (2010) Architect of the Year (2009), Arie Keppler Award (2009), Aga Khan Award (2007), Architectural Record Design Vanguard (2006).