From 2001, the office partnership of Antje Osterwold and Matthias Schmidt, Osterwold°Schmidt EXP!ANDER ARCHITEKTEN BDA, with a loyal and efficient team of architects and engineers, tries to merge the place and the personality of the client, the philosophy of the companyand a concrete idea of the design into their architectural answers without copying their previous work. Their architecture is characterised by quiet shapes, straight lines and angular, clear forms. Their sympathy for modern design is unmistakable but short-lived trends don’t fit their pragmatic stance in their architecture.