Transformation apartment Kasernestrasse, Zurich, 2023 - ongoing

Transformation of a former glass factory into a brewery, Schiedam (NL), 2022 - ongoing 

House WG, transformation and extension, Amsterdam, 2022 - ongoing

Transformation Oil Mill, Lefkada (GR), 2021 - ongoing

Pavilion Encounter Iced Sound, Schiffbauplatz Zurich, 16.02 - 13.03 2023

Strito Studio, 2021

Redevelopment Place du Marché Aigle (MEP), study commissioned by Municipality of Aigle, i.c.w. Pauline Revaz, Kevin Merino, Olivier Company, Julien Eneichen and Rachel Mullon, 2021

St. Pere Mitjà, transformation interior and entrance, Barcelona, 2021

Three Pavilions, Place du Marché, Aigle, 2021

House LS ‘Ecohouse’, design proposal, Ebe-Emael, 2020

Textile factory, feasibility study and design, Balgach, 2020

Apartment STS, transformation, Amsterdam, 2020

TD16 Kitchen and Bar (now: Marseille), transformation interior, facade and furniture/object design, 2019

Pavilion La Dérivée, temporary pavilion, Yverdon-les-Bains. The pavilion was built in a construction workshop together with the local community, and has been rebuild every summer, 2017 - 2021

Research - Dialogues

Learning from Venice – anticipating a constantly changing landscape, self-initiated research and academic project, 2022 - ongoing

Space in-between, (exhibition and) round table session at London Festival of Architecture (LFA), 2020

Evidence of the absent, self-initiated research project, 2019
Developed, shared and presented in a one-year residency at Kulturfolger gallery Zürich, through a self-curated public program of eight public events with exhibitions and site-specific installations and five round table sessions

Urban transformation as event, self-iniated research project, 2018
Interactive research project with 30 invited contributors from different disciplines and cities in Europe. Curated and published throughout the year on ‘rr-dialogues.org’ and physical workshops in Rotterdam and Zürich

Simultaneity in cities, self-initiated research project, 2018
Interactive research project with 8 invited contributors from different disciplines and cities

The image of promises, self-initiated research project, 2017

Teaching - Workshops 

Mentors Graduation project Sophie Dogterom, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst RAvB, 2022 - ongoing

Visiting critic, Estonian Academy of Arts Tallinn, Interior Architecture, November 2022

Guest tutor, ArtEZ Zwolle Corpo-Real Interior Architecture MA, September 2022

Tutors Wild Card Studio ‘Learning from Venice – anticipating a constantly changing landscape’, Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (RAvB), S
pring Semester 2021-2022

Workshop tutors ‘Path of Play’, International Design Workshop Week IDW2022, University of Antwerp and Royal Academy of Fine Arts, March 2022

Guest critic Premier Studio Seebach - Sensing Space, Newrope ETH Zurich, Design in Dialogue Lab, 2021

Tutors ‘Architectural Positions - Practices’, TUDelft Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Methods of Analysis and Imagination, Msc1 Fall Semester 2021

Workshop tutors ‘New Constellations’, International Design Workshop Week IDW2021, University of Antwerp and Royal Academy of Fine Arts, 2021 

External Critic Graduation project ‘Eens een Eiland’ by Hidde van der Grind, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst RAvB, 2021 (Selection Archiprix Netherlands 2022)

Visiting Critic Summer School Ticino ‘Re-activate the neighborhood’, Institute Internationale di Architettura i2a, 2020

Visiting Critic drempelgesprekken, Rotterdamse Academie van Bouwkunst RAvB, 2020

Workshop tutors ‘Intercultural Bench’, International Design Workshop Week IDW2020, University of Antwerp, 2020

Workshop ‘Along the Line’ i.c.w. Myriam Treiber, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2017

Construction workshop ‘Pavilion La Dérivée’ i.c.w. Myriam Treiber and Joshua Pereira, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2017


Lecture at Estonian Academy of Arts Tallinn, November 2022

Lecture at ArtEZ Zwolle Corpo-Real Interior Architecture MA, September 2022

Lecture ‘On-site explorations’ as part of the Stramoenia Research Seminar, curated by Marianna Ascolese, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, May 2022

Lecture ‘Urban gestures’, 6th Summer School Ticino ‘Re-build common spaces’. The lecture took place at the Cima Norma Fabbrica del Cioccolato in Dangio and virtually in Taiwan, 2021

Lecture ‘rotative studio x transformation’ at Summer School Ticino (i2a), 2020

rr-dialogues.org, Nische Zürich, 2018

Lecture and round table ‘Zürich, les cooperatives reinventent le logement social’, i.c.w. Myriam Treiber and guest architect Martin Lepoutre at cultural festival La Dérivée, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2017

Lecture ‘Waterfronts’ at cultural festival La Dérivée, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2017


Ministerie van Maak, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, 2022 - ongoing

Space in-between, exhibited at the London Festival of Architecture, 2020
Graphic design of the exhibition documentation by Studio Nomad / Sara Sidler

New Generations Festival, New Urban Challenges
Our exhibition documentation of ‘Space in-between’ has been selected for the travelling public exhibition ‘Reading Room’ of the New Generations Festival, 2021-2023

Spatial Installations

Visually walking towards, site-specific installation at the former prison Le Modelo, Architecture Week Barcelona, 2018

L’eau à la rencontre de la ville, urban installation and event series on the installation as part of La Derivée festival II curated i.c.w. Margaux Genton, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2018

Choreography of perspectives, site-specific installation at gallery de Aanschouw, curated by Catja Edens, Rotterdam, 2017


Three Pavilions
- Bauwelt
- Dezeen
- Divisare
- New Generations
- Abitare (digital)
- Abitare (RADAR - paper)
- Archdaily
- Archdaily Brasil
- Archdaily China
- Archdaily Instagram
- Arkitekt Instagram
- Archello

Strito Studio
- Houtwereld
- Bouw & Wonen
- Voor de Wereld van Morgen

Nomination ARC20
- De Architect

Office Portrait
werk, bauen + wohnen - JAS Junge Architektur Schweiz

- Tracing Postmodernities, 6 questions - Architecture Foundation, curated by Job Floris

- Article ‘On-site explorations. A new architectural dramaturgy‘. Lilla Strauss Magazin

- Article ‘To interact, to play, to appropiate‘ at Thymos Books, Napoli

Sant Pere Mitjà

Space in-between at Reading Room by Itinerant Office
- Domus
- New Generations
- Accademia Spagna

IDW Antwerp 2020
- Gazet van Antwerpen

Evidence of the Absent - One-year residency Kulturfolger Zürich
- Kulturfolger
- Espazium TEC 21 48-49
- Hochparterre
- Future Architecture Platform

Architecture Week Barcelona 2018
- arqxarq.es

Pavillon La Derivée
- 24heures

- Hoverstat.es
- kedzich.com


Next Step Program, BNA, Netherlands, 2022

ARC20 Young Talent Award Nomination, 2020 

Unfair Architect Award Longlist, 2019 

Wild Card Studio RAvB Spring Semester 2021-2022, top 3 best student projects

Caterina Viguera (Barcelona, 1986) MSc ETSAB Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (2011), TU Berlin (2009-2010), MAS Urban Design ETH Zürich (2015). Storefront for Art and Architecture (curator assistant), Departament d‘Historia d‘Arquitectura ETSAB, Vito Acconci Studio New York, Ammann Albers Stadtwerke Zürich (urban designer, project leader), Genossenschaft Stadtufer Lichtensteig (co-founder).

Alexandra Sonnemans (Belgrade, 1986) MSc TU Delft Faculty of Architecture (2011), TU Berlin (2009-2010). TENT Rotterdam, VMX Architects, IABR, ZUS Rotterdam (architect, urban designer, project leader), Blauwdruk Stedenbouw Antwerp (urban designer, project leader), Stichting Beeldmix (board member), Operator Radio (culture radio), International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam IABR–DOWN TO EARTH (chief curator assistant). Registration Dutch Architects’ Register 1.111201.017

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