studio 8 1/2 is a small architecture, landscape, interior and design collective established in 2012. The studio’s work is strongly connected with the research practices and believes in contextuality, simplicity and natural materials. Our design searches for clear ideas and references with precision on various scales, focusing on the careful touch for existing buildings, historical cities and valuable cultural or natural territories.

studio 8 1/2 was founded as a small space for exchanging ideas and connecting equal-minded people to become a recognizable small office that has gained several recognitions worldwide. After working experience in Italy, Malta, Germany, France and Switzerland, its founders connected the new space in Basel with the previous one in Lecco, continuing the research and journey of never-ending curiosity about architecture.