Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Based in Switzerland and situated near the Italian border, Wespi de Meuron Romeo was established in 2002 with a particular dedication to small-scale buildings. The office is recognised for its approaches to existing buildings, rebuilding and repurposing them in a formally simple yet extraordinary architecture. Classical geometries are explored while, from a material and contextual perspective, traditional building methods and local materials, natural surroundings and the dynamic between interior and exterior remain paramount. This issue presents an overview of their work, including new houses, residential conversions, and various projects still under construction.