METOPE STUDIO is an international design studio founded in 2022, based in New York City and Switzerland. We creates residential, commercial, and retail buildings in the United States and overseas, with an unique architectural style and a rigorous commitment to design and construction.
METOPE STUDIO explores design possibilities, challenging them, and acts as a connection between the environment, materiality, and the user.
We consider that the built environment should serve and fit the needs of individuals, families, organizations, and communities, embracing human values and cultural diversity as our strengths. It should help us live, work, and play the way we want to.
At METOPE STUDIO, we are not only designing a nice-looking place; we are engineering with space, materiality, light, technology, and emotions. A building should be simple, easy to maintain and affordable yet rich to the eyes.
We believe architecture should not be elitist or expensive; rather, it should be accessible to all. We believe good design can help people live better, work smarter, and be healthier.
We aim to share our knowledge with as many people as possible and make architecture more inclusive. We publish the books that feed us in the section "Books and Articles" so that the web flaneur can rely on our references if the need arises.
In the section "Inspirations" we also publish our main references and precedents of other international architects and artists. This section is constantly evolving and changing, as we are constantly inspired by new projects and new creators.
ABOUT THE NAME
“The space between two triglyphs of the Doric frieze, which, among the ancients, was often adorned with carved work.”
META means "between" and OPE means "the hole" in Greek. We place ourselves between the rigidity of engineering and the unpredictability of human beings; the office feeds off of this duality and serves as a bridge.
At METOPE STUDIO, we attempted to identify a dominant direction in the evolution of contemporary architecture and the contours of what could be defined as a new trend that we call "Metamodernism". This is the transitional period between modernism and postmodernism.