Leopold Banchini was born in Geneva in 1981 and is an architect graduated from the EPFL (Ecole Polytechinique Fédérale de Lausanne). He is also Master in Architecture from the University of Lausanne (2007) and graduate of the Glasgow School of Art (2004).
Is a visiting professor in the HEAD (Haute Ecole de Design et) in Geneva since 2010 and Assistant Professor at the EPFL since 2009. He has also been Archozoom project designer in 2009.
Has been placed in Lot / ek Architects (New York) between the years 2004/2005, as an assistant project Art Basel (Basel) in 2005, and as a project partner of the collective Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) that same year in Rotterdam.
He has developed his work as an architect in b720 Arquitectos (Barcelona) during the years 2007 and 2008, and Group8 Architects (Geneva) in 2009.
In addition, since 2008 part of 1to100 Architects, and architectural collective based in Geneva. Its members have been active and decisive parts in projects such as the winning participation of Bahrain at the last Venice Biennale - RECLAIM Golden Lion 2011, exhibitions such as The Gulf - OMA-AMO's participation at the Venice Biennale 2007 and publications such as AMO-Rem Koolhaas's Al Manakh. Parallel to that, they conduce many different operations ranging from architecture, to journalism, until urban design. They have teaching positions at the EPFL and the University of Arts and Design in Geneva.
Its aim is to take position and initiate reflexions upon our contemporary environment.
Guillaume Yersin (Vevey-CH, 1981), architect and urban designer (Msc.Arch. ETH Zürich, 2009) from Geneva, Switzerland. Guillaume also has a Bachelor in Human Medicine from the University of Geneva (2003).
Is a guest professor at the HEAD (Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design) in Geneva since 2010 and Assistant Professor at the ETH Zürich since 2011.
After working for Lacaton&Vassal in Paris (2006), he took a decisive part in AMO's contribution for the Venice Biennale 2006 (The Gulf) and the following book AL Manakh (2007). He's been working for Prof. Kees Christiaanse at the ETHZ, as an active part of the research branch. Following that, on a grant from ETHZ, he spent 6 months of research in Tokyo. He's currently working on a publication based on a serie of interviews made with the biggest real estate developers in the Japanese capital. He's been developing his work as a architect and urban designer working for Hosoya&Schaefer as well as for HelsinkiZürich Office.
Since 2010, he is member of "1to100architects" in Geneva. With 1to100, he has been an active part of RECLAIM, Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2010, and recently completed NOMAD, a temporary public installation in the garden of the Museum Quai Branly in Paris.
He's currently working on a intervention in the city of Biel, Switzerland, together with BASK, from Zürich.
He recently joined the leading team for Christ&Gantenbein's contribution at the next Rotterdam Biennal 2012, Making City.