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The Studio of Mathias Koester Architects is driven by innovative and sustainable architecture.
We care for exceptional detailing and a strong consideration of the projects settings -
creating joyful spaces that are uplifting and inspiring to use.
Combining our passion for travel, cultures and architecture we design houses and hospitality projects worldwide
with a focus on the Caribbean and Mediterranean Islands.
Initially founded in London in 2007 we established a second studio base in Palma de Mallorca in 2020
and regularly visit Germany (Hamburg) and the Caribbean (Saint Lucia) as well.
So please come and visit us for a coffee, tea or sangria (if you insist...)
in the greatest city of the world - or the most beautiful island.
A R C H I T E C T S
Mathias Koester Architect ARB, DIPL. ING.
Mathias has 15+ years of international design and construction experience, 10 years of which as Architect and Project Leader for the world renowned practices of Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in London, 3 years for the established Property Developer APM in Mallorca and 5+ years as founder of Mathias Koester Architects in London and Palma.
Further Mathias has worked on several international projects of his own and was tutoring the courses “design matters” at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Over the years Mathias has specialized on the design and detailing of buildings with unique facades, as can be seen under Projects and the many award winning designs under Experience.
Larissa Arantes Architect
Larissa Arantes is a Brazilian-Spanish architect with 8 years of international work experience in Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil and Canada.
After her initial studies in Brazil and an internship in Canada, Larissa completed a her Master in Madrid specialising in BIM Methodology as well as as Restoration and Refurbishment.
She started to work with ARUP as facade consultant in 2015, contributing to the detail design of unique facade constructions for Foster+Partners, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Lamela Arquitectos and Triptyque.
In 2017, Larissa moved to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to work with Eentien Architecten in charge of the development for new construction, renovation and interior design projects.
In 2021 Larissa joined Mathias Koester Architects in Palma as architect and 3D specialist for the development of sustainable, high-end architecture projects.
Mathias Koester Architects promotes teamwork and find that the best designs evolve in close collaboration with our clients and the dedicated design team of architects, designers, engineers, cost consultants and the construction companies and builders involved.
Especially on our abroad projects we work with an experienced team of local partner architects and consultants who make those projects possible.
We create unique design solutions to maximise the potential of your site and project.
With 15+ years of international and award winning design and construction experience and an infinite passion for architecture and the delivery of outstanding buildings we offer our clients a wide range of services in the fields of architecture, visualization and project management.
New Build and Renovation
Interiors and bespoke Furniture
· Special Knowledge:
· 3D Visualisation
accompanying the project
throughout all project stages
from feasibility to detail design
to the project marketing
· Hand Sketches
· CAD Drawings
· 3D Models
· Work Renderings
· High Quality Renderings
· Presentation Videos
· Outstanding communication
· Five spoken languages
EN DE ES FR IT
· Planning Applications
· Tender Process
· Site supervision
· Full project transparency with
regular design and site reports
· Project Marketing
Brochures and Websites
· Presentations and Lectures
· Partner and Consultant Network
Please contact us for more information on our services and how we work and on a potential quote for your project.
We believe that the build environment has a direct influence on the quality of our lives and set out to create joyful spaces that are uplifting and inspiring to use.
We aim to create bright spaces flooded with natural light.
The play of light and shadow is key to bring our architecture alive and the use of natural materials and vegetation often enhances the users’ experience and well-being.
Our design approach follows closely the concept of legibility, in which every element of the design is expressive of its function and as such contributes to the overall aesthetics of the building.
Sustainability and the analysis of the specific site conditions are at the heart of our design and often define the very concept of our buildings. This involves careful consideration for the climatic conditions such as sun, temperature, wind, rain and snow etc. as much as the optimization of views, natural daylight and use of renewable energy resources available on site.
Our designs are based on a detailed understanding of the functions they must fulfill and we promote the idea of flexibility as a means to ensure that a building can adopt to changes in the original brief and function over time.
We combine the use of up-to-date technology with traditional and cultural related building methods depending to the individual project requirements and locations.