studio milz, founded by Simon Deeg and Andreas Picker, operates at the intersection of design, communication, and architecture. The studio develops spacial projects, concepts, immersive spaces, and participatory interventions with a strong focus on human-centered design.
An interdisciplinary design process and the contrast between the physical and digital worlds influence the development of exhibition designs, furniture and temporary architecture. Sustainability and the concept of a circular economy, combined with a particular awareness of materials and aesthetics, provide the framework for designing space and the environment.
The studio sees its work not only as a job but also as a societal task to reflect on the challenges and questions of our time and to develop new concepts, answers, and solutions. Theory and practice, planning and implementation are always linked - as thinking craftsmen and crafting thinkers.
The JOYN MACHINE is a digital-analog process that integrates design and manufacturing in an innovative way. With this in house developed design and manufacturing process, the studio can experiment with unique constructions for exhibition construction and think innovatively and holistically.
It is an all-in-one system for timber frame construction that digitally designs and semi-automatically produces complex timber structures. The machine not only cuts and drills timber slats but also mills wood-to-wood connections in a traditional manner. It accompanies and supports the entire production process - from design to final construction. This method creates immersive spatial experiences and breaks down the familiar boundaries of different trades in a spacial project.
The studio works closely with its clients and sees every project as a cooperative development. An iterative process has been established with which intermediate steps are structured and communicated during the design and production phase. The interdisciplinary team at studio milz has experience in various actor constellations and with diverse methods that have already been successfully tested in many bespoke projects. The team covers all required tasks - from concept, design, production, and construction, to project management and coordination.