Tzou Lubroth Architekten is an award-winning architectural practice based in Vienna, Austria. Our practice is built on the belief that architecture is a social act, part of a process by which desires are materialized causing environments to change. We believe that architecture only gains relevance through an open dialog. Each of our projects is influenced by the qualities of individual places and by the people that inhabit them. While the outcome of our work may vary widely in shape or form, our design process remains sensitive to a context and to the desires that promise to change it.
We are interested in people and their communities. Understanding and questioning how we work, play, rest, consume, and coexist is at the heart of our design process.
We are committed to the idea that design can inspire; that it can enrich our lives and affect the way we interact with the world around us.
Our projects are the result of the communication that brought them into being: the thinking and talking, the tinkering and drawing. While we value an idea for its clarity, we know that such clarity often depends on playful experimentation. Our work hopes to instill an awareness of place and a sense of curiosity about the spaces that we inhabit.
Chieh-shu Tzou was born in Taiwan in 1978. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Technical University in Vienna and a master's degree in industrial design from the University of Applied Arts in 2006. In 2000 he returned to Taiwan to work in the fields of architecture and urban design. Between 2002 and 2005 he was an assistant instructor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna under Professor Borek Sipek. In 2005 he founded Studio9005 together with Conrad Kroencke and realized several commercial projects in Vienna. In 2007, he established Tzou Lubroth Architekten together with Gregorio Lubroth. Chieh-shu Tzou currently lectures in the Department of Spatial & Sustainable Design at the Technical University in Vienna.
Gregorio Santamaria Lubroth
Gregorio Santamaria Lubroth was born in the United States in 1978. He received a bachelor's degree in history and fine arts from Wesleyan University in 2000 and a master's degree in architecture from Yale University in 2007. In 2000 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Turkey, Syria, and Central Asia to study medieval caravan stops. After a year in the Near East, he returned to New York City to work in the fields of architecture, urban design, and fine arts. In 2007 he co-founded Tzou Lubroth Architekten together with Chieh-shu Tzou. In 2016 he co-founded the urban design collaborative Team Wien. Gregorio Lubroth is currently an assistant professor at Studio Sejima in the University of Applied Arts.