Autor: Alexander Brenner Architekten
The atelier of Alexander Brenner Architects was established in 1990 in Stuttgart, Germany.
The atelier focuses on Villas and residential houses, art galleries and private art collections. The common ground for all projects is an integrated planning, which combines as well the building as the interior design, the elaboration of furnishings and fittings, the lighting design and all other specialist planning from one hand. This way all spatial issues are considered in such a way that a holistic structure can emerge that is thoroughly designed down to the smallest detail. Alexander Brenner works received numerous honors and awards and haven been widely published in Germany and abroad.
The Stuttgart-based architect Alexander Brenner is best known for his bright white cubic houses and villas, whose plastic-geometric facades often resemble constructivist tableaux. Common ground for all of Alexander Brenner`s houses is comprehensive detailing and integration of interior planning. Brenner also designs the corresponding gardens. The soft curved, sensual forms contrast the striking, gleaming white architectural sculptures. ”Holistic work, which means the design of all details to the entirety is our atelier’s own thinking culture.”
Alexander Brenner studied architecture and urban planning at the University of Stuttgart and also taught urban planning and design for 20 years at various universities most recently in 2008 as a guest professor for spatial design at the Biberach University of Applied Sciences. His atelier in Stuttgart was founded in 1990. Since moving into the atelier at Parlerstrasse the number of employees has grown to 16, with each member working interdisciplinarily and passionately on all of the projects Brenner sees himself as a generalist for whom the requirements of accommodation of his clients are always in the foreground. „A residential house has to function as a calm screen in front of which the inhabitants’ lives can be played out.“ says Alexander Brenner meaning, that the house should first of all serve its residents. Structural elements and technical installations are thus concealed behind large wall panels in his houses.
Stephan Demmrich describes the calm forms and precise details in the magazine Wohn!Design as an „emotional minimalism“, which makes Brenner`s architecture so in keeping with the time. His clients confirm not only that they feel comfortable and secure in their houses, but also that the homes function to the highest degree in everyday life. Brenner`s residential sculptures set standards both in functionality and aesthetics as well as in sustainability.
For the architect this is not only an issue of energy consumption, but also a matter of form. This means to consider the current wishes of the clients and to foresee their future needs. All furniture and fittings therefore are understood as an integral part of the overall architecture and are thus planned by the architect from the beginning. Their implementation, as well as the details that are conrefined demands the highest technical and craft skills – that is why Brenner`s buildings at all times are handled by selected specialists.
Alexander Brenner`s work has received highest international recognition for a long time, as confirmed by numerous publications in magazines and journals. House am Oberen Berg was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009, the most distinguished European Architecture Award, an honor rarely bestowed upon residential buildings. Further Brenner`s houses were voted among the best in the German speaking countries by various journals and book publications.