2G No. 75: Amunt
Christian Holl and Moritz Kung
The latest in the 2G Architecture series focuses on the German based practice Amunt, winners of the German Architecture Prize in 2013.
The work of architects Sonja Nagel, Jan Theissen and Björn Martenson, who since 2010 have worked under the name Amunt, can hardly be described as stringent or straightlined. Consisting for the most part of small houses, adaptations, extensions, interior fitting-outs and spatial interventions, their oeuvre is particularly interesting precisely because it is produced through a constant and intensive examination of everything that could be described as context, in the broadest sense of the term.
Amunt started in 2009 as a collaboration between Björn Martenson (1966), Sonja Nagel (1972) and Jan Theissen (1972), with independent offices in Aachen and in Stuttgart. The JustK House in Tübingen was their first joint project. Among other prizes, they have been awarded the Weißenhof-Architekturförderpreis for Young Architects in 2010, the Hugo-Häring-Prize in 2011, and the German Architecture Prize in 2013. Their JustK project won first prize at the international AR-Awards in 2011. Their Schreber project, the renovation and extension of a miner’s house, was presented in the German Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the Reduce/Reuse/Recycle exhibition.