“Treating the interior and exterior of buildings as equally important is what sets our work apart,” says Joachim Jürke, who opened his architectural office in Munich in 1999 and now leads a team of more than 50 professionals, building residential, office and retail spaces following the philosophy of “silent architecture”.

Essentially, this concept is about architecture understanding its purpose and its creative but also destructive potential. In their day to day work, Jürke Architekten start with shaping the exterior and then the layout of the interior. “The placement of openings in the façade starts from inside out and is then added to, corrected and tweaked,” says Jürke. “This guarantees a holistic plan that incorporates the necessary functionality and guarantees a balanced proportioning of the interior.”