Atelierworkshop was founded in 2001 by Cecile Bonnifait and William Giesen based on a duality of thought and language as a working process. Both trained architects, they each have different and diverse architectural experience in various parts of the world that combine professional work and research. Over 14 years in practice they have developed a portfolio of built work that covers diverse sectors and includes many new buildings and redevelopments of existing buildings.

Their approach is orientated towards reconnecting people with a physical reality, a territory, its history and a cultural context.

Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand
With a helicopter and a little elbow grease, a prefab escape arrives at a remote New Zealand beach.