About

MOST Archi­tec­ture is a archi­tec­tur­al prac­tice found­ed by Paul Geurts and Saxon-Lear Duck­worth. Since 2010 they have been work­ing togeth­er inten­sive­ly on sev­er­al design assign­ments. Their first col­lab­o­ra­tion result­ed in a longlist nom­i­na­tion for the Prix the Rome 2010, the old­est art prize of the Nether­lands, for their design called ‘The Great Green Escape’. Fur­ther­more, the office works on a broad spec­trum of com­pe­ti­tions and assign­ments, rang­ing from prod­uct design, inte­ri­or archi­tec­ture to archi­tec­tur­al projects and urban strategies.

Company profile

An extra­or­di­nary collision
MOST Archi­tec­ture resides on that unique inter­sec­tion where cre­ativ­i­ty, cul­ture, loca­tion, and col­lab­o­ra­tion col­lide. It’s this extra­or­di­nary col­li­sion that gen­er­ates the ener­gy, which fuels our design process.

Some are ham­pered by real life sit­u­a­tions. Not us. On the con­trary: the con­di­tions of a loca­tion or a project inspire us. We observe the com­plex­i­ty of rela­tion­ships with­in each project with­out any assump­tion or prej­u­dice. Our attempt is to remain intu­itive, and look for a space to ini­ti­ate a dia­logue. It is through this prac­tice that the mat­ter being observed nat­u­ral­ly reveals itself. We are sen­si­tive to loca­tion and cul­ture. And we love let­ting the skills, the enthu­si­asm and knowl­edge of design teams flow. Togeth­er with our clients, com­mu­ni­ties and part­ners we cre­ate inspi­ra­tional environments. 

Our imme­di­ate envi­ron­ment is a space that we sub­con­scious­ly cre­ate and inhab­it. We can make this space very famil­iar, or we can expose our­selves to unfa­mil­iar ele­ments that pro­voke our response and re-evaluation. We do not believe there are set­backs in devel­op­ing archi­tec­ture. Each moment of change is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to make the work bet­ter. Metic­u­lous atten­tion to details char­ac­teris­es our work, as does a relent­less focus on refin­ing the con­cept and design ideas. 

Partners

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Paul Geurts, Msc Arch

Archi­tecten­reg­is­ter: 1.080401.029

 

Expe­ri­ence

2010  Founder | Archi­tect, MOST Archi­tec­ture, Rotterdam

2012 — 2014 Prod­uct Direc­tor, Won­der­wall Stu­dios, Indone­sia / Netherlands

2010 — 2012 Project archi­tect, GROUPA, Rotterdam

2007- 2010 Archi­tect, GROUPA, Rotterdam

2007 Free­lance archi­tect, JAM*, Amsterdam

2006 — 2007 Designer/researcher, VINEX Atlas, Amsterdam

2003 — 2005 Drafts­man, Stipkovits-van Ameron­gen, Rotterdam

2002 Archi­tec­tur­al assis­tant, Rietveld Archi­tects, New York, USA

 

Edu­ca­tion

2007 Msc Archi­tec­tu­ur, Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­siteit Delft

2003 Bsc Build­ing engi­neer­ing, Archi­tec­tu­ur Hogeschool ‘s Hertogenbosch

1998 Land­scape, water and envi­ron­ment, Pro­pe­deuse, IAHL Laren­stein, Velp

 

Awards

2011 Cannes Sil­ver Lion, Brand­base Pal­let Project

2010 Longlist Prix de Rome 2010

2005 Nom­i­na­tion Arm­strong Chal­lenge, Cen­tral Library Amsterdam

2003 Final­ist Vitea Bouw Award

Team

Col­lab­o­ra­tors past and present

Nina Tsoni­di (GR), Archi­tect, Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Athens — School of Architecture

Vale­ria Maria Felix (ARG), Archi­tect, Uni­ver­si­ty of Buenos Aires 

Harm Jansen (NL), Archi­tect, Acad­e­mie van Bouwkun­st Rotterdam

Felix Lauf­fer (DE), Archi­tect, Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­siteit Delft

Eric Dekker (NL), Archi­tect, Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­siteit Delft