Claudia Dieling, co-founder and partner of bauraum is an experienced architect and engineer. She is a graduate of the RWTH University of Aachen in Germany. Claudia started her career at MGM Arquitectos in Sevilla, then worked at Minkus + Wolf Architekten in Cologne before she joined the Dominique Perrault office in Paris. Four years later, in 2006, after a stint at Brunet Saunier Architecture, Claudia went to work for RFR Ingénieurs. As project manager of the RFR Façades division and as a specialist of envelopes’ design, Claudia conceived, carried out and led a variety of projects for architect clients such as SANAA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, MVRDV, Wilmotte & Associés, Diener & Diener, Jacques Ferrier, X-TU, Chaix et Morel and Shigeru Ban AE. Thanks to her dual architectural and engineering culture, Claudia can conciliate architectural visions with technical constraints. Having always been passionate about the quest for detail and its constructive aspect, she has a rare know-how in the sector of glass and opaque envelopes, skylights and canopies as well as the renovation of façades and innovative materials.
Axel Steinmüller, co-founder and partner of bauraum, started his career as a prop person for the famous Maxim-Gorki theatre in Berlin, Germany. At the end of the eighties, Axel became specialized in model making at Christoph Leistenscheider in Cologne before he opened in that same city his first furniture design and construction studio. As of 2003, Axel came to Paris and pursued his career as model maker at Jean Louis Courtois, BM3A and then New-Tone. He has built competition, presentation and detail models for architects such as Architecture Studio, Dominique Perrault, Gehry Partners, Gottfried Böhm et Paul Böhm, Kengo Kuma & Associés, Moatti et Rivière, I.M. Pei and Wilmotte & Associés. The trajectory of Axel Steinmüller demonstrates a fine balance between rigor and creativity as well as a constant devotion to detail.