ROK is a practice for architecture and research located in Zurich. Architecture for us is the creative translation of complex requirements of our clients into individual and unique designs solutions. The common ground of our work, from small-scale interiors to large span structures, is our unique expertise in the field of innovative construction, automated fabrication and computer-based planning. We combine this knowledge with a deep understanding of craftsmanship in order to deliver outstanding and efficient architecture. Efficiency means to conceive designs that are sustainable and appropriate for the material involved, as well as executing a project economically and in due time.
ROK / Founding Partner
Michael Knauß is a founding partner of ROK – Rippmann Oesterle Knauss. He studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and the University of Stuttgart where he earned his Dipl.-Ing. degree in 2007. He worked at the Chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication with Professors Gramazio and Kohler at ETH Zurich where he headed research and teaching projects with a focus on… read more
ROK / Founding Partner
Silvan Oesterle is a founding partner of ROK – Rippmann Oesterle Knauss. He studied architecture at ETH Zurich where he earned a Master of Science in Architecture in 2007. On graduation he joined the Faculty of Architecture at ETH Zurich where he taught and conducted research with Professors Gramazio and Kohler at the chair for Architecture and Digital Fabrication. Since 2014… read more
Giulio Brugnaro is a trained architect with a strong interest in computational tools and robotic fabrication for architectural production. He is currently Early-stage Researcher (ESR) at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London as part of the InnoChain Research Network. His research focuses on exploring adaptive robotic fabrication processes and sensing methods that allow designers to engage with… read more
Stephanie Chaltiel is a PhD candidate at IAAC part of the InnoChain network on small scale robotic manufacturing for large scale buildings.
Stephanie has worked for Bernard Tschumi in New York (IFCA, Dominican Republic), OMA (Monaco Extention on the water), and Zaha Hadid in… read more