rotative studio is an architectural
practice founded by Alexandra
Sonnemans and Caterina Viguera
– architects, urban designers,
researchers and educators. 

rotative studio is based in
Rotterdam and Zürich and
was founded in 2017. 


rotative studio continuously interplays design, research and dialogue.

Since the beginning rotative studio reflects and reacts on contemporary issues and personal fascinations, such as urban transformation, public space, the relationship between past, present and future and the importance of physical experience and imagination in architecture.

rotative studio’s diverse body of commissioned and self-initiated work ranges from concrete architectural and urban projects, such as buildings and refurbishments, to more experimental and interdisciplinary ones, like interventions in public space and the development of new approaches e.g. 1:1 on-site explorations.