Barbara Holzer, born: Zurich, 1966. Architectural degree from ETH Zurich, worked in a free-lance capacity in the areas of architecture and exhibition design until founding her own office, d-case, in 1999. For several years she worked as project manager at Studio Daniel Libeskind over-seeing international projects specifically in the area of museum architecture and exhibition design. Together with Tristan Kobler, she founded the Zurich-based architectural firm Architekturbüro Holzer Kobler Architekturen in 2004, and set up a second branch in Berlin in 2012. The internationally active studio covers a broad range of areas, from urban planning to architecture, and from scenography to curating exhibitions. In 2010 Barbara Holzer took up a teaching post as professor at the Peter Behrens School of Architecture (PBSA), Düsseldorf.
Tristan Kobler, born: Lucerne, 1960, graduated from ETH Zurich as an architect in 1987. Kobler spent the next decade realizing approx. sixty exhibitions in the areas of graphic art, media, art, photography, and art theory in his capacity as scenographer and curator at the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich. In 1999 he founded his own office, Morphing Systems. One of its main projects involved working with the international collaborative group extasia in developing and realizing the Arteplage in Yverdon-les-Bains for Expo.02. In 2004, Tristan Kobler established Holzer Kobler Architekturen together with its other cofounder Barbara Holzer. The firm is headquartered in Zurich, has a branch in Berlin, and is involved in projects in many countries. Since 1994 Kobler has taught at various universities in Switzerland, France, and Germany, and took up the post of professor at the Haute École d’Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva in 2011.
Karin Sander, born in 1957 in Bensberg, Germany, lives and works in Berlin and Zurich, where she has taught as a professor of architecture and art since 2007 at ETH Zurich. Karin Sander has featured in numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad, such as ‘Skulptur. Projekte Münster’ (1997), with works which she develops within the context of found, pre-existing situations. Her works are included in collections around the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY and San Francisco; the Metropolitan Museum, NY; the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan.