Unübersetzbarkeit von Architektur (Untranslatability of Architecture)
For twenty years now, Bernardo Bader’s oeuvre has combined his deep awareness of regionality with the skilful execution of spaces that are true to the material. Characteristic architectures have been created that are distinguished by the combination of refined and atmospheric use of materials and precision craftsmanship worked out down to the last detail. The regional bond of architecture and the characteristic relationship between the interiors and the qualities of the immediate surroundings distinguish his work – each project is a unity of nature and culture.
In “finding rather than inventing”, the specific conditions of the place and the society operating within it manifest themselves and evoke what he calls an “untranslatability” of architecture in his projects.
Lecture in German
Bernardo Bader founded his architectural office in 2003. Before that, he graduated with distinction from the Technical University of Innsbruck in 2001. He has been a state-authorised and sworn civil engineer since 2006 and has been involved as an expert advisor for building and spatial issues for the state of Vorarlberg since 2012. He taught at the University of St. Gallen and the University of Liechtenstein and has been Professor of Architecture and Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich since 2023.
Nominated several times for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe Award) and the International Prize for Sustainable Architecture, Bernardo Bader received the Piranesi Award in 2012 and 2017 – in addition to numerous regional timber construction and builder awards.
In 2013 he was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
His work has been published internationally in Spain’s El Croquis in 2019 and Japan’s a+u Architecture and Urbanism in 2022. Bader has also presented his projects in numerous exhibitions, including most recently Kunstverein Hohenlohe, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Architekturzentrum Wien and DG Kunstraum Diskurs Gegenwart Munich.