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.
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.
Paul Geurts, Msc Arch
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
2007 Msc Architectuur, Technische Universiteit Delft
2003 Bsc Building engineering, Architectuur Hogeschool ‘s Hertogenbosch
1998 Landscape, water and environment, Propedeuse, IAHL Larenstein, Velp
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
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