Officially established in January of 2001, today AZC includes around thirty people organized into four areas: design, research, construction, and administration of projects. Our teams are made up of young architects from all over the world, as the diversity of our own respective Swiss-American and Romanian origins has brought us to an understanding of the interest in crossing cultures and transgressing boundaries. Consequently, the efficiency and creativity of our firm are bolstered by a constant effort in observing what’s going on elsewhere, in striving to work outside our country, in taking an interest in differences.
Each of our projects are embodied by a strategy of qualitatively occupying sites, without preconceptions regarding their geographic location, their programmatic requirements, or their scale. We wish to create buildings of architectural coherence that successfully blend into their contexts, especially for urban projects, while maintaining the importance of combining economical use of resources and ecological attentiveness.
We conceive of architecture as a continual and collective effort which has as its goal the transformation of our cities and our buildings so as to better serve the needs of our society. And this is essentially what our firm achieves. It is the strength of our profession to transform in real terms the identity of a place, imbuing it with the qualities we dream of…
Construction site supervision places our agency on the front lines, in direct contact with the ongoing production of a building, rendering us ever more conscious of the importance of all our decisions, and enhancing the quality of our projects continually. Today, we look toward the future with a feeling mingling realism, pragmatism, and freedom. Without depriving ourselves of the pleasure of innovation, we remain sensitive, attentive, and responsive to everyday realities, aspiring through our proposals and designs to contributing to the renewal and improvement of architectural practices.