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PEANUTZ MEANS TO ACT UPON SPACE WITH A VARIETY OF NUTZ (MEANING USE IN GERMAN)

Since 1997 Peanutz Architekten have been using "Human Centered Design" as a working method and have proven themselves in guiding and motivating project participants.
Peanutz Architekten deal with all forms of architecture. They take a multi-faceted approach to design.
As well as the design of public space and of housing in urban and rural contexts, they engage in museum and exhibition spatial design with the focus on how to communicate urban concepts, archives and cultural memory.
One focus of their work is the re-activation of public space and derelict industrial structures, with a focus on sustainable and cost-effective architecture through the conversion and interim use of existing structures.

Services

Services

  • Urban-planning and design of public spaces, concepts for housing, villages and rural areas
  • Private Space: housing, extensions, refurbishment
  • Architectural and interior design for every stage of construction, Furniture-design
  • Exhibition design: museums, exhibition spaces, pavillions, concepts for multimedia
  • Art in public space: design & accomplishment, consulting, concepts and layouts for competitions
  • Interim Use: design for the re-use or temporary use of space, assistence with concepts for fire protection
  • Performative projects: design & accomplishment
  • Teaching: workshops, seminars, lectures


Public Clients

  • Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn 2019 GmbH
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ
  • Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
  • Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
  • Förderverein des Stadt- und Regionalmuseums Lübben e.V.
  • Gemeinde Wandlitz
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
  • Haus der Kunst Brno (CZ)
  • Kreisanglerverband Lübben e.V.
  • Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
  • Landkreis Elbe-Elster-Kulturamt
  • Land Nieder-Österreich (AUT)
  • Museum für Kommunikation Bern (CH)
  • Reformationsjubiläum 2017 e.V.
  • Stadt Bernburg (Saale)
  • Stadt Forst (Lausitz)
  • Stadt Guben
  • Stadt Halle (Saale)
  • Stadt Heilbronn
  • Stadt Lübben (Spreewald)
  • Stadt Sangerhausen
  • Stadt Stuttgart
  • Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
  • Stiftung Berliner Mauer / Berlin Wall Foundation
  • Theater Hebbel-am-Ufer HAU Berlin
  • University of Stuttgart, Chair of International Urbanism, IUSD
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA, Jordan

Projects List

Team / Cooperations

Team / Cooperations

Peanutz Architekten was founded by Elke Knoess and Wolfgang Grillitsch in 1997 in Berlin, Germany. Markus Blösl was third partner from 2010-12. In 2021 Peanutz Architekten have also set up an office in Pörtschach am Wörthersee in Austria.

Elke Knoess Grillitsch
studied architecture at Technische Universität in Darmstadt, Germany, and at the Architectural Association in London, UK. After her Diploma and a working period in NYC, USA she moved to Berlin, where she cofounded Peanutz Architekten with Wolfgang Grillitsch in 1997. She taught urban design with Prof. Luise King, at the Technische Universität Berlin. And from 2000-2008 she was an assistant professor for architectural design, also at the Technische Universität Berlin. As a member of the Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof in Stuttgart and co-opted member of the Steinhaus Günther Domenig Privatstiftung in Carinthia, Austria, she is also active as a curator.

Wolfgang Grillitsch
studied architecture at the Universty in Innsbruck and at the Universty of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. He was a cofounder of "The Poor Boys Enterprise" in Vienna in 1991. Wolfgang moved to Berlin in 1995, where he founded Peanutz Architekten together with Elke Knoess in 1997. From 2007 until 2021 he was a professor at the Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart at the faculty of architecture and design and he was director of the International Master of Interior-Architectural Design (IMIAD). Since 2021 Wolfgang Grillitsch is professor and head of degree program of architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Carinthia, Austria.

Employees 
from 1997 until now:
Silvia Albin, Ines Aubert, Reinder Bakker, Diana Berger, Markus Blösl, Jana Bolze, Deniz Bozyigit, Irene Breckner, Nikke Brock, Angelika Buck, Malick N'Daye, Joel Diamand, Jork Andre Dieter, Stephan Droste, Doris Dziersk, Bertrand Folmard, Ella Gil, Christian Grillitsch, Johanna Grillitsch, Marie Harms, Rita Hausmann, Cora Hegewald, Carsten Henssinger, Olga Maria Hungar, Rubén Jódar, Lisa Kadel, Martin Kalina, Katrin Klitzke, Ragna Körby, Philipp Kring, Julia Maier, Janina Jenny May, Johanna Moser, Nora Neuhaus, Julia Polinna, Marta Pozo Gil, Jakob Racek, Sascha Leth Rasmussen, Verena Ries, Britta Sänger, Tara Schattschneider, Cornelia Schluricke, Julia Schreiner, Georg Springer, Marianne Sonneck, Franziska Streit, Christoph Theussl, Jost Völker, Daniel Wahl, Darja Wiest, R.Oskar Wittich, Verena Wolz, Meral Yurdakul

Cooperations

  • Peter Arlt
  • Arndt Electronic
  • Cornelia Brintzinger
  • Deniz Bozyigit
  • Club Real
  • Complizen
  • Jork Andre Dieter
  • Christoph Doswald
  • Alexa Färber
  • Stephan Fiedler
  • Fri Berlin
  • Enikö Gömöri
  • A.Haschenz
  • HAU Berlin
  • Carsten Henssinger
  • Mathias Hornung
  • hortys
  • Martin Kaltwasser
  • Thomas King
  • Urban Kreuz, Kreuz+Kreuz freie Architekten/Lichtplaner
  • Herwig Müller
  • jangled nerves
  • Stefan Petzold & Frank Prager
  • Thorsten Platz
  • raumlaborberlin
  • Verena Ries
  • Christiane Sauer
  • Birgit Schlieps
  • Stiftung Freizeit
  • Anja Schwanhäußer
  • Andy Strauß
  • Effi Ulrich
  • Studio Umschichten
  • Paul Zoller


Photographers

  • die arge lola
  • Gianmarco Bresadola
  • Thomas Bruns
  • Tim Budde
  • Boris Geilert
  • Kärntenphoto
  • Marlyse Kernwein-Janzer
  • Julia Maier
  • Rosa Merk
  • Stefan Meyer
  • Mathias Schormann



Jobs: We do not offer any jobs at the moment. Due to the huge number we cannot answer any speculative applications.