Salomé Wackernagel is a French, German & Swiss architectural designer and researcher defending a pluridisciplinary approach in her own practice of architecture. She is currently doing a practice-led by research PhD on urban sprawl and rural revival, called Rurapolis.

After studying design & theory at the ESAA Duperré in Paris, she studied architecture at the ENSA Versailles, the TU Berlin and graduated with a Master of Arts in Architecture at the UdK Berlin. She worked from 2012 as a freelance architect for Raumlabor (Berlin), Museumstechnik Berlin in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects (Berlin), Lacaton & Vassal (Paris), in the fields of scenography, urbanism and social housing.

In her architectural practice, she  focuses mostly on renovations of  1930's buildings, based on a contextual approach an extensive investigation of Bauhaus typologies and the work of Charlotte Perriand and Bruno Taut. Also specialized in collaborative processes and self-construction, she works on architectural, social and cultural projects in different urban contexts, as demonstrated among others by the long-term process Repensar la Periferia, developed together with Orekari Estudio in Navarra, Spain. She also co-founded in 2014 the architecture collective Enter This in Berlin and in 2017 the interior architecture practice M S Studio.

Credits · José Alburquerque

Architectural designer & researcher

Master of Arts in Architecture