LAVA - Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
Chris Bosse founded LAVA in 2007 with Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck. This international network of leading architects uses the latest research and technology to build efficient, sustainable beautiful structures. Educated in Germany and Switzerland, Bosse bases his work on the computerised study of organic structures and resulting spatial conceptions. His award-winning design projects have won Bosse an international reputation as a new generation architect who pushes the boundaries of traditional structure and architecture by digital and experimental form-finding. Whilst Associate Architect at PTW in Sydney Bosse was a key designer of the Beijing Olympics Watercube, winner of the Atmosphere Award at the 9th Venice Architecture Biennale. The following year he received the Emerging Architect RIBA award, in 2012 Perspective's 40 Under 40 for Asia’s rising design stars and an Australian Design Honour in 2015. LAVA was the 2016 Laureate of the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Other awards include the International Architecture Awards; Premier’s Award at the NSW Architecture Awards, Sydney Design Awards, Australian Interior Design Award, Australian Timber Design Award, European Property Awards, Dutch Concrete Award, Perspective Awards, International Iconic Awards, UN partnered ZEROprize Re-Skinning Award, I. D. Annual Design Review, IDEA Awards, AAFAB AA London, Cityscape Dubai Award Sustainability; special commendations include German Design Council Awards, fib Award for Outstanding Concrete Structures, Lightweight Structures Design Awards, Well Tech Award and Dedalo Minosse International Prize; and nominations for the Iakov Chernikhov International Prize and the Index Award. Alongside his architectural practice Bosse is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and lectures worldwide.