Sarah Rivière. Image ©HelenNicolai-BusinessPortraits.de
Sarah Rivière is a German / British architect and architectural researcher based in Berlin. Her office works closely with clients, consultants, local authorities, and construction firms to create individual buildings specifically designed for the needs and wishes of local people, the wider environment, and for flexible long-term future use. This approach aims to combine socially responsible architecture with ecological generosity.
Following a first degree in Physics, Sarah studied architecture at the University of Westminster and at the Bartlett in London. She has worked in a number of internationally respected architectural firms in Germany, England and the USA, and currently teaches at the Technical University in Berlin, alongside running her Berlin office. Her office recently completed a six storey residential building with a vertical garden in the form of a green “living wall” in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Sarah Riviere’s theoretical research on stasis as a potentially generative state of confrontation between kindred elements links to current international discourse in both architecture and architectural theory. She was recently invited to take part in the international exhibition WORKS+WORDS 2019, the 2nd Biennale for contemporary European artistic research in architecture, and has previously contributed an article on her work on stasis to TU Delft’s Footprint Journal special issue on “Spaces of Conflict” edited by Marc Schoonderbeek and Malkit Shoshan.