Through form and organization of space as essentially political tools (not in a symbolic way but socially, physically), we intend to interweave the particular with the systemic, generating an architecture that authentically reflects and houses contemporary social life patterns and provides generous and indiscriminate opportunities and qualities to an increasingly contradictory, ubiquitous atomized society.

The Exhibition: “New Tradition. At a table with architecture and art from South Tyrol” will be hosted by Bastionul Theresia in Timișoara from 18.10.2020 to 06.11.2020.

The exhibition collects a selection of architecture projects and art works from South Tyrol, and it aims to introduce visitors to the many faceted cultural scene of the region.
Plasma Studio is present with Strata Hotel.

Many thanks to:

Beta Architecture
Südtiroler Künstlerbund
David Calas
Lisa Trockner
Alexander Zoeggeler

Plasma Studio’s projects Strata, Paramount Alma and Continuous Extension have been published on Isplora website.

The article tells the evolutionary process of the buildings identifying the subsequent variations in the relationship among architecture, time and landscape.

Click here to read the full article on Isplora website.

Many thanks to: 

On 02.09.2020 Plasma Studio’s partner Eva Castro has given the lecture: “Practice: Fields of Operation/Procedural Fields/Plotting Fields”.
The talk has been organized by the Melbourn School of Design and hosted by Donald Bates.

The lecture has been an occasion to talk about Eva Castro’s recurrent interests, defined through her practical and academic experiences.


Click here to watch the video of the lecture.

Special thanks to:
Melbourn School of Design
Donald Bates

House L has been published on The Plan n. 124.
The story of the project is presented through photos, drawings, details and a text written by Caterina Testa.  

Click here to read the article on The Plan website.

Many thanks to:
The Plan, Caterina Testa

PHOTO CREDIT Michael Pezzei

The exhibition “Best Italian Exhibition Design Selection” will be hosted by the Gallery of the ADI Design Museum from 30.09.2020 to 10.10.2020, as part of the event: “Milano Re-Design City week”.

Plasma Studio is present with The Walkable Summit Journal, installation created in 2019 to celebrate the 150th anniversary since the first ascents in the mountains of Sesto and the 10th year since the inclusion of Dolomites in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List.

Plasma Studio’s project Flowing Gardens, built in Xi’an in occasion of the International Horticultural Expo, has been published on the web magazine Landscape First.

Click here to read the full article on Landscape First website.

House L and House H are part of the publication: “Single-family houses in Switzerland & Austria", edited by Chris van Uffelen and published by Braun Publishing.

The book shows how architects in the Alpine region constantly redefine the relationship between contemporary design and regional building traditions.

Thank You for the inclusion!
Chris van Uffelen
Braun Publishing

Plasma Studio’s projects Flowing Gardens, Xi’an Eco Restaurant, Paramount Alma, Schäfer Roofscape and House H have recently been published on the international web magazine designboom.
Click here to read the full articles written by Kat Barandy and Nate Archer on designboom website 

PHOTO CREDIT Xia Zhi, Hertha Hurnaus, Michael Pezzei, Holger Kehne

On 30.07.2020 Eva Castro, partner of Plasma Studio, has been interviewed by Miguel Jurado, in a conversation organized by DArA (Diseñadores Asociados de la República Argentina).

The interview has been the occasion to talk about her training, her professional and academic activity and her plans for the future.

Click here to watch the full interview on DArA’s Instagram profile
Click here to read the article by Miguel Jurado



Plasma Studio's projects The Walkable Summit Journal and House L have been inserted in the publication "architektur südtirol 2019/20 - bauen + handwerk", that collects the best projects completed in South Tyrol last year.


Many thanks to:
Peter Oberdorfer

PHOTO CREDIT Michael Pezzei




House L has been published on "Dolomiten"- Spezial: "Bauen". 

The project is presented together with other innovative buildings recently completed in South Tyrol. 

Special thanks to:
Monika Knoll

PHOTO CREDIT Michael Pezzei

House L has been published on dwell website.

The story of the project is told through an interview to Plasma Studio's partner Ulla Hell. 

Click here to read the full article on dwell website.


Special thanks to:
Lucy Wang

PHOTO CREDIT Michael Pezzei

20 years of Plasma Studio and the Exhibition ReAction at the Südtiroler Künstlerbund:
we finally managed to bring together a big part of our projects of all scales. 

If you want to have a look, if you want to read the introduction written by Francesca Oddo, if you want to read passages written by Christopher Hight, Douglas Spencer and Holger Kehne -  let us know!
We will send you a copy for a small fee.

Südtiroler Künstlerbund in Bolzano hosted Plasma Studio with the exhibition ReAction from 13.12.2019 to 17.01.2020.

ReAction has been the occasion to collect and present projects from the early beginning till today: a trip through 20 years of Plasma Studio’s works.





Within the existing space of the gallery, made of columns and vaulted ceilings, Plasma Studio has created a new space: a new layer of meaning in dialogue with the existing.

Considering fixed elements in the geometry of the existing space -the vaults- and connecting them with bundles of elastic wires, the installation explored possible spatial connections drawing alternative scenarios and representing the systemic transdisciplinary approach of Plasma Studio.

Within this space both the combination of existing and new spatial scenario and the presentation of the projects divided in Large, Medium and Small scale, have been presented through informative panels, models, video projections and publications.

The inauguration ceremony has been enriched with an introductory speech by the journalist Francesca Oddo.

“Viaggio nell'architettura italiana del 3o millennio” di Michele Costanzo, Edizioni Efesto

Plasma Studio is part of this journey through Italy.

The chapter on Plasma Studio is a summary on the studio's work in South Tyrol, focusing on the Strata Hotel and Paramount Alma.

Thank You for the inclusion!
Edizioni Efesto

PHOTO CREDIT Cristobal Palma | Hertha Hurnaus

Paramount Alma and Continuous Extension have been published in the volume “Hohe Häuser: Vom Glück, in den Bergen zu Wohnen”. The article appreciates that Plasma Studio has introduced a new chapter in the architectural tradition in the Alps.


Special thanks to:
Maria Seifert, Wolfram Putz, Peter Feierabend


Plasma Studio's projects House H, Dolomitenblick, Strata-Paramount Alma-Continuous Extension and Esker House have been published in Architekturführer Südtirol volume written by Karin Kretschmer and published by DOM publishers.
















House H_The idea of the project was developed starting from the restrictions imposed by legislation, such as minimized building surface and the requirement of a pitched roof parallel to the slope.


Dolomitenblick_A formal incision marks the main access and the division of the units, splitting the main volume in two halves. This incision becomes the defining element of the building.

Strata-Paramount Alma-Continuous Extension_ Strata Hotel was completed in 2007: a subtle volume of horizontal wooden larch sticks that peel off the building, run over it, and seem to grow out of the surrounding topography.In 2014, to the neighbouring Residence Alma, a guesthouse built in the 1960s, got rid of an underused pitched roof, a previously non-existent vertical circulation and the dwelling for the host family were added.In 2018, the building was again extended by 9 generous suites for family vacations and communal areas.


Esker House_ The project is formed by a series of steel and timber frames that deform to recreate the smooth hillsides of the surrounding dolomites.

Plasma Studio's project “The walkable summit journal” has been published in PLATFORM magazine of BEST ITALIAN EXHIBITION DESIGN SELECTION 2019. 
Plasma Studio is also present from 10th to 18th October at the Casa dell’Architettura of Rome in the exhibition for the publication in PLATFORM, BEST ITALIAN EXHIBITION DESIGN.
Special thanks to Simona Finessi and Angelo Dadda, editors of Platform Architecture and Design.
And to:
Nicole Bettini
Arno Dejaco
Gravur Design - Stoll Daniel
Inox Design
Tom Felder Erlacher
Franz-Josef Erlacher
Tom Wayne
Sexten Sesto
Bauunternehmen Villgrater Georg
Markus Summerer
Andreas Erlacher
Walter Amort
Metallbau Weitlaner
PHOTO CREDIT Michael Pezzei | Harald Wisthaler


With editorial written by IVANO DIONIGI,


Further details here.


Plasma Studio is glad to announce that the project “Continuous Extension” 
has received the First Award for Global Architecture & Design Awards 2019
for the Category Hospitality (Built)

One of the most iconic projects of Plasma Studio, Hotel Puerta America, is not only part of the exhibition Mobilieur d’Architecture at the Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine, Paris from May 29 to 30 September, but it is also published on the Mobilieur d’Architects 1960-2020 collection. 

Plasma Studio with GroundLab has been published in the volume ‘’100 green SPACES’’ curated by Rosa Schaberl , with the chinese Exhibition Garden Sunken Garden.

As one of the designer gardens of 2013 Beijing Horticultural Exposition, Sunken Garden is located in Fengtai Region of Beijing. The concept of working with a sunken ground comes from a mission of fabricating an experience both intimate and intense combined with a strong feeling of harmony with the environment and intimate contemplation.


Plasma Studio's projects Dolomitenblick  and Schäfer Roofscape have been published in the Apartment Buildings volume.

Dolomitenblick is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the edge of a residential area. The building hosts six generous holiday homes, all directed to catch the southern sun and the panoramic view of the Dolomites. The material palette was reduced to a very local code: larch wood and pre-oxidized copper. 

Schäfer Roofscape is located in the medieval centre of San Candido/Innichen. Schäfer Roofscape is a newly-completed restoration and conversion of a historical building. The first three storeys house a department store while the upper three storeys serve as four large, independent apartments within the formerly underused attic space.

My Bauhaus - 100 architects celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus. Ed. by Hofmeister, Sandra

Plasma studio is proud to be part of this special edition of DETAIL and honours the anniversary with a text and a collage realized from the partner Holger Kehne.

From Holger Kehne's article Creative backbone for the future:

"The Bauhaus, as the foremost incubator and synonym of Modernism transformed the world structurally and aesthetically in all-encompassing and ubiquitous ways, shaping the very structures and processes of social interaction, business, production and knowledge.  Despite the emergence of the 'Post-Fordist network society', this Modernist structure is still underpinning our world today.

Yet because we have grown weary of the pure and honest representations of those relentless patterns of repetition, elements and determinations, they have become concealed beneath veneers of interface and signification. This deception is inadequate and in need to be absolved but any real new order and language will have to absorb and sublimate this Modernist system.

To look beyond the seemingly coherent brand of the Bauhaus and its icons and see the manifold, tense and often contradictory strands of thinking and working, understanding the Bauhaus as a transient laboratory, shifting from organism to machine, offers a trajectory that when inverted could turn modularity and repetition (back) into coherence and unity.

By creatively mediating between fundamental dialectical positions, the processes and structures employed at the Bauhaus 100 years ago offer a perspective and a creative backbone to the social and technological transformation of our world ahead." 

Plasma Studio's work is showcased in the Volume 02   "150 Approaches to Austrian Architecture-architektur in progress 1997-2017" of HERZ BLUT.

The richly illustrated double volume with texts in German and English, designed by Studio VIE, was published at the end of January by Verlag für moderne Kunst.

"architektur in progress started at the end of 1997 to offer a platform for the incredible variety of exciting architects and teams who increasingly started their own business in Austria from the 1990s onwards.From this, a series of lectures has developed whose continuity reflects a broad cross-section of the architecture of the past 20 years in and around Austria - but much more places those personalities in the foreground, whose attitudes and points of view are essential to contemporary building culture and shape. These people, and not so much their projects, are the focus of architektur in progress as well as the publication HERZ BLUT. In over 150 interviews, we learn more about their commitment, their heart projects, what is important to them personally and what they are fighting for."


Plasma Studio's project Continuous Extension_Paramount Alma _Strata has been published in PLATFORM magazine of BEST ITALIAN INTERIOR DESIGN SELECTION 2018.

Plasma Studio will also be present with the project Continuous Extension_Paramount Alma _Strata from 2 to 9 June at the Exhibition Room of the Chamber of Commerce of Carrara for the exhibition for the publication in PLATFORM magazine.




Plasma Studio's work is showcased in the 15th and most recent volume of IT Revolution: Architecture Book Series, tittled "Plasma Works".

After collaborating for an exhibition in 2009, editor Antonino Saggio invited Plasma Studio to become the latest subjects of his pretigious book series, joining the likes of UNStudio, Zaha Hadid, Diller+Scofidio, and Peter Eisenman.

From the back cover: "Plasma Studio is an example of how digital experimentation has become an important weapon for design and research nowadays. A model of operation that allows emergent groups to achive rapid recognition, and secure prestigious projects at an international level. This [15th] volume in the series, draws with great precision the manifold aspects of the studio's work, relating the cultural legacy to landform, parametrics, and to the studio's organisation itself. The book's author [Elizabeth Maria Bonafede] provides the reader with a complete, comprehensive essay on this international architecture office."

The Italian version of the book is already released, published by Edil Stampa.


Plasma Studio's partner Eva Castro, besides Alfredo Ramirez, Eduardo Rico and Douglas Spencer are launching their lastest and anticipated editorial collaboration, "Critical Territories".

The book will be available for the first time TODAY at the Architectural Association's bookshop in London, UK, followed shortly by other bookshops worldwide. If you happen to be in the English capital, please do come tonight to the launching, Wednesday 18th June 2014, 6.30pm at the AA Bookshop, 32 Bedford Square, WC1B 3ES.

Stay tuned for the next launch parties that are being programmed. We don't want to miss the chance to meet with you in person.

From the official press release:

Critical Territories records the current state of our practice, theory and teaching of Landscape Urbanism and its development in recent years. It describes the phases and processes through which we have arrived at a distinctive model of Landscape Urbanism and the movement, from academia to praxis, through which this has been achieved. To this end, Critical Territories opens with a series of contributions to the ongoing development of our theoretical perspectives before turning to elaborate, from within the academic framework of the Architectural Association, the work of our students and the agendas they have engaged with in Mexico, Sri Lanka, Dubai and China and the intensive workshops with which they have been involved in Europe. It then turns, finally, to the projects produced and realised by the Landscape Urbanist practice Groundlab, whose work both puts into practice our model of Landscape Urbanism and offers an opportunity to reflect upon its further development.

CRITICAL TERRITORIES: From Academia to Praxis // Edited by Eva Castro, Alfredo Ramirez, Eduardo Rico and Douglas Spencer // ISBN-10: 8895623371 // ISBN-13: 978-8895623375


With editorial written by Steven Holl, The Plan's latest issue reviews Plasma Studio work among the likes of Farshid Moussavi and Massimiliano Fuksas.

Plasma Studio was founded in London by Eva Castro and Holger Kehne in 1999. In 2002, they were joined by Ulla Hell. [...] Plasma comes from the Greek word to shape or mould. I think there could be no better way of expressing Plasma’s optimistic, proactive attitude to form yet at the same time acknowledge their organic approach and environmental sensitivity. The group’s work can be summed up in five objectives. First, to break down established confines, especially between public and private space. If volumes can be moulded, then the separation between inside and out is no more; the divide between an individual building and urban space is swept away. Which in turn leads to innovative forms of social aggregation and new ways of organising collective space by better use of residual, in-between spaces or by rethinking concepts like threshold, limit and boundary.

Further details here.


Plasma Studio is on the cover of Abitare's issue, with 160 pages of stories, designs, ideas and visions.

The magazine offers an account of the exciting ideas coming from the world of architecture and design through one key element: light.

A highly symbolic, emotionally charged concept that helps us to understand the energies and new ideas emerging.




More information here.



"'This Is Not a House' presents the latest built residential projects by such design luminaries as Sou Fujimoto, Plasma Studio, and Michael Maltzan, as well as emerging ones such as Johan Selbing, among others, in an array of locations across the globe, including New York, London, Los Angeles, and Tokyo."

The 272 pages book, published in October 2015, by Rizzoli was written by The Editors of Mark and Dan Rubinstein.

It can be purchased here.

Here what to expect:

This Is Not a House takes a close look at spaces that reformulate the idea of what 'home' means, in innovative houses in cities around the globe. This Is Not a House showcases recent projects that represent the vanguard of architects creating innovative spaces for living in the twenty-first century. Dan Rubinstein and the editors of the Amsterdam-based magazine have selected projects on five continents that will shape how we think of domestic life for a long time to come. Where the great experimenters of the last century were stripping away ornamentation and creating free-flowing spaces for the first time, today’s pioneers are researching the potential of new materials and techniques to push the boundaries of environmental sustainability, as well as creating new forms and bold, sophisticated explorations in the adaptive reuse of spaces originally designed for any number of other purposes.


The Bavarian Television has dedicated a four-part architectural series to modern mountain construction and shows innovative residential, commercial and infrastructure buildings "without ruffles and carvings".

Plasma Studio's partner Ulla Hell is in the Südtirol episode.

More information here.


Plasma Studio's partners Ulla Hell and Holger Kehne talk about Plasma Studio.

The video-interview was made by A+D+M TV



More information here.

Plasma Studio's partner Ulla Hell talks about the use of copper in current architecture.

The video-interview was made by Copper Italian Institute at the Triennale di Milano, during the exhibition "Trame".

More information here.

Plasma Studio's partner Eva Castro talks in Architecture & Light interview.

In Philips' constant efforts to understand the need of their customers to create meaningful innovations that are relevant and sustainable, Philips Lighting spoke to distinguished architects and industry leaders at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2012 in Singapore.

More information here.

Plasma Studio's partners Ulla Hell and Holger Kehne talk about Plasma Studio.

The video-interview was made for PLATFORM TV



 More information here.