open house is an independent research and design studio in Berlin. It focusses on design criteria conveying connections between man and environment in architectural language. In research and design projects in teaching and practice these criteria are tested and elaborated.
founder Florentine Sack is a freelance architect, theorist and publicist.
She has been lecturer at Universities in Austria, Switzerland and Germany including a guest professorship at UdK Berlin, 2009.
Her research has been published in her books, articles in books and magazines and public talks at international events like Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.
She received a doctorate degree from University of Innsbruck in 2002, where she worked with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eda Schaur at Institute for Structure and Design. Among others she worked with Utz Peter Strehle, BDA, Munich and Arakawa + Gins, Reversible Destiny Foundation, New York. She graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London in 1994.