noa* is the essential expression of a collaborative work-ethos: the young
team of architects & designers, led by founders Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier and based in Bolzano (Italy), explores and examines interdisciplinary methods of design, which continuously evolve depending on both nature and requirements of each project.
Teams are mixed temporarily to address imminent challenges and find innovative solutions. noa* serves as a stage (or platform) for architects, designers of interiors, graphics or fashion...as far as musicians and historians....with the collective aim to use the ressources of field specialists at its best.
The classic profession of the architect as a consequence gets replaced by an internationally operative group of creatives on collaborative grounds: the architect becomes the main director.
Thanks to nearly one decade of professional experience locally and abroad, noa* has been growing and continues to do so, resulting in an extensively evolving network across the globe with recent hot-spots based in New York, Milan, London, Berlin, Geneve, Ferrara, Graz....
noa*, while forming the heart of ist own network, reinforces the transfer of knowledge from various operative sectors, by surrounding the core theme of architectural creation, reaching out to accelerate and intensify the added value for each project.
By following the concept of „emergence“, where the whole is perceived as being far greater than the sum of ist parts, a holistic approach and strategy is central to noa*s way of conceiving design.
Exploring the „genius loci“, analysing the soul of a place, space or environment, is the recurrent theme that completes the holistic design philosophy and methodology.
Each project is being approached as an intense learning in process, with a thorough analysis of the „lost and found“ becoming essential to all facettes of design quality, paired with the attempt of simultaneously looking back and understanding traditional culture and looking forward at contemporary ways of enhancing modern life.
Viale Druso 231
39100 Bolzano, BZ, Italia