BUREAU is the project of Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta and Galliane Zamarbide. The practice hides under its generic name a variety of research activities. BUREAU acts as an urge to react and participate in the surrounding physical, cultural and social environment with a critical standpoint and an immersive attitude. BUREAU is a furniture series, an editorial project, a design and architecture team. We are spatial practitioners. Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2022, BUREAU has been awarded with, among others, the Prix de Genève 2021, the Gold Award Best Architect 22 Germany, the Blue Award Best Architect 22 Germany, the Swiss Design Awards in 2019, the Swiss Art Awards, the Prix Design Suisse with the ALICE EPFL laboratory, and the Frame Awards.
Daniel Zamarbide Daniel Zamarbide is an architect recognized both in Switzerland and internationally for his experience in the design and construction of research-oriented architecture. After 15 years as founder and partner of group8 architects, he now concentrates his transdisciplinary work in various contexts with a strong link to cultural and artistic programs. He is co-director of the ALICE laboratory and Superstudio at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and was a Professor at HEAD between 2008 and 2021. Founder of BUREAU in 2012 (Switzerland - Portugal), his research lies at the intersections of architecture, scenography, design, landscape architecture, and publishing. Invited as a lecturer and juror, Daniel is regularly asked to present the work and research of BUREAU in various Swiss and international institutions such as the ETH Zurich, USI Mendrisio, HEAD Genève, ECA Lausanne, ÉNSA Versailles, Maison de l’Architecture Genève, Singapore UTD, Vitra Design Museum, BDA Galerie Berlin, Venice Architecture Biennale, Lisbon Architecture Triennale and Istanbul Design Biennale. His writings and works are also published in numerous journals and books such as A+U Japan, Gestalten, C3 magazine and BaunetzWoche, BAUMEISTER, and Wallpaper.
Carine Pimenta Carine Pimenta is an architect. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP) in 2010 and attended the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2008. After collaborating with ateliermob between 2011 and 2015, she has since worked with Daniel Zamarbide and Galliane Zamarbide at BUREAU, where she became a partner in 2019, managing the Lisbon office. Her interests lie in participatory and inclusive processes, thinking through and executing projects within the architectural discipline, including scenographies, exhibitions, object design, temporary installations, and permanent architecture and landscape designs. Her knowledge and experience cover the technicalities of construction detailing and site supervision.
Galliane Zamarbide Galliane Zamarbide represents the notion of transdisciplinarity through her professional commitment to visual arts and design. Graduated from ECAL (visual communication - photography), her work quickly focused on cultural mediation and teaching before becoming the coordinator of the Creative and Manual Activities and Visual Arts discipline for primary school in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. She continues her work as a mediator in various art institutions (MAMCO Genève, Museum of Art and History in Geneva, etc.). Her in-depth knowledge of creative processes, their mediation and transmission, and her strong relationship with images and photography, led her to become a partner of BUREAU, opening up the possibilities of research, activities and editorial projects.