In everything they do, PLOV Architects are looking for simplicity. Their philosophy is based on the creado: “simplicity is not always the best – but the best is always simple” (Heinrich Tessenow). “PLOV is a project laboratory. Our work depends on numerous factors and we work goal and solution-oriented. We think outside the box. We combine and contrast design solutions until a house, an apartment, or a school arises from this thought process. In all of our designs, we include sustainable approaches and creative models of energy efficiency,” explains Marion Gruber, one of the firm’s partners. Together, Marion Gruber and her partner Christoph Leitner direct the Vienna-based bureau.