noa* is an architecture & design studio established by Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier.
noa* is the essential expression of a collaborative work-ethos: the young team of architects & designers, led by founders Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier and based in Bolzano (Italy) and Berlin (Germany), explores and examines interdisciplinary methods of design, continuously evolving depending on both nature and requirements of each project. By following the concept of „emergence“, where the whole is perceived as being far greater than the sum of its parts, a holistic approach and strategy is central to noa*s way of conceiving design.
Lukas and Stefan met while working as project architects with the renowned architect and designer Matteo Thun in Milan, being responsible for a series of challenging projects in the field of tourism, modern living and contemporary workplaces.
Before joining forces to found noa* back home in Bozen/Bolzano in 2011, both Lukas and Stefan improved their skills and finetuned their work-ethos during a decade of work experiences both locally and abroad. They gained particularly diverse cultural and social influences from living and working for many years in New York, London, Berlin, Milan, Ferrara and Graz...which until present remains a crucial influence and input on their recent designs.
noa* continuously emphasizes its attempt to include several creatives on different levels of design implementation, resulting in past and present collaborations with internationally renowned artists and designers such as Gian Frey (Zurich), Martino Gamper (London), Martin Schgaguler (Geneve), Giulia Minozzi & Delica Fior (Milan), Jakob Maurer (from the Faculty of Design at Free University Bolzano, now based in Berlin) and many others. By following the concept of „emergence“, where the whole is perceived as being far more than the sum of ist parts, a holistic approach and strategy is central to noa*s evolving way of conceiving architecture and design.