pasel kuenzel architects

Rotterdam | Da 2002

pasel kuenzel architects
Josephstraat 160-162, 3014 TX Rotterdam, Paesi Bassi
Telefono 0031-10-462 4202
Fax 0031-10-436 4474


pasel kuenzel architects
Ralf Pasel, Architect

Ralf Pasel is presently Visiting Professor and at the Academy of Architecture and Urban Design Rotterdam.
He taught at the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands and was Visiting Professor at the Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Chile and at the Universidad Central at Santiago de Chile in 2004.

Since 2004 he works with Frederik Künzel as pasel.künzel architects.
The office won a lot of prizes and was awarded many times for their work, amongst others for the prestigious International Bauhaus Award 2008.

Ralf Pasel studied Architecture at the Ecole d’ Architecture de Paris, France, The Univeristy of Liverpool, England and at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany where he graduated in 1998 with ‘Honors Cum Laude’.
Between 1999 and 2004 he worked as Project Architect in charge at KCAP (Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners) on two large-scale housing developments in Venlo and Rotterdam, the Netherlands and an office building in Haarlem.
Previously he has worked with Jean Nouvel and Santiago Calatrava, Paris and David Mikhail, London.

In 2009 Ralf Pasel was curator of the ‘Parallel Cases’ exhibition of the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.

Frederik Künzel, Architect

Frederik Künzel works with Ralf Pasel since 2004 as pasel.künzel architects after having worked with KCAP (Kees Christiaanse Architects & Planners), where he mainly worked on housing projects and at the Kaisersrot research project that was done in cooperation with the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Between 2004 and 2005 he worked with the Netherlands Institute for Spatial Research in the Hague, Netherlands.
Before he had worked as architect in Germany and was an assistant at the CAD institute at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Frederik Künzel teaches at the Academy of Architecture and Urban Design Rotterdam and has taught at Technical University in Delft before. In 2004 Frederik Künzel was visiting professor at the Universidad Catolica de Santiago de Chile and at the Universidad Central at Santiago de Chile.

He studied architecture at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he graduated in 1999.



In 2002, pasel.künzel architects was founded on the principle that "there is no urbanism without detail, and no detail without urbanism" and that everything in between is architecture.
We consequently feel - as architects - compelled to work on all levels of scale, from general land-use plans down to the minute details of material junctions.
To us, our profession means: think out ideas and show their qualities, and let projects develop their own identity .


Our in-house services and consultancy covers all phases of the planning and building process for small projects.
To cover all scales, we work with and manage other consultants in the fields of engineering, quantity surveying, and cost, building and fire-prevention regulations.
We have and continue to work on the basis of full commission during the entire process. This allows us to control the quality of our work and guarantee a good final product.


`House V21K01´
De Zeen Magazine, 03/2010

`Projects for the Open City´
Bauwelt 06/2010

IABR - 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
`Parallel Cases Exhibition´
Bauwelt 41/2009
Abitare 10/2009
Il Giornale Dell Architettura, 03/2004
Tagesanzeiger 05/10/2009
Basler Zeitung 05/10/2009
Radio SR DSR 2, Reflexe, Interview Ralf Pasel, 30/09/2009

`House V23K16´
Bouwen met Staal, 08/2009

`House V23K18´
Houtwereld, Nr. 18, 09/2009

`Zeen van Vrijheid´
Artikel: Ralf Pasel, Frederik Künzel
Veröffentlicht in: De Architect, 10/2009

`Houses V23K16 + V23K18´
Buchveröffentlichung: Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in the Netherlands
Yearbook 2007/08
Herausgeber: Uitgeverij Blauwdruk, ISBN 978-90-75271-29-4

`Houses V23K16 + V23K18´
NBD Magazine 10/2009

`Elemental Chile´
De Architect 29/2009

`Internationaler bauhaus award´
ARTE, Metropolis, TV, 05/07/2008
MDR, Artours, TV, 26/06/2008
Bauwelt, 25/2008
DB - Deutsche Bauzeitung 08/2008
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 11/07/2008
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 25/06/2008
Die Welt, 25/06/2008
SWR 2 Radio `Journal am Mittag´, 23/06/2008
Deutsche Welle Radio, 22/06/2008

`Step’s n Slabs - Ökonomie II´
Artikel: Ralf Pasel
Veröffentlicht in: Der Architekt, 6/2008

`BDA - 12 Berliner Gespräch´
Stadtbauwelt, 48/2008

`Step’s n Slabs´
Artikel: Ralf Pasel
Veröffentlicht in: Tiefblick Magazine, 03, 6/2008

`Praktijkvoorbeelden energiezuinige woningbouw´
SenterNovem / Ministerie van VROM

`As large as life, Junge QUartiere für das Wohnen im Alter´
Landeswettbewerb 2006 NRW – Ministerium für Bauen und Verkehr NRW

`Blurring boundaries´
Buchveröffentlichung: Nieuw tij!
Herausgeber: Stichting het zeeuwse gezicht, ISBN 978-90-804991-2-6

`Slachthuis | Woonhuis´
De ontwikkeling van een industrieel gebied tot de woonwijk Nieuw Leyden
Buchveröffentlichung: Slachthuis | Woonhuis
Herausgeber: Stadt Leiden mit PORTAAL, ISBN 90-810501-1-7

`Urban urbanity´
Buchveröffentlichung: Europan 7 and 8, Austria and Slovenia
Herausgeber: Europan Austria, ISBN 10: 3211476059

`Elemental Chile´
Buchveröffentlichung: Time Based Architecture
Herausgeber: 010 Publishers, ISBN 90-6450-536-5

`House 4 two´
Buchveröffentlichung: Best designed: Modular Houses
Herausgeber: av edition GmbH, ISBN-10: 3-89986-055-1

`Die ideale bibliothek des 21. Jahrhunderts´
Bauwelt, 45/2005

`Elemental Chile´
AIT, Intelligente Architektur, 03-04/2004

`Elemental Chile´
Il Giornale Dell Architettura, 03/2004

`Europan 7 - Suburban Challenge´
De Architect, 02/2004

`Europan 7 - Suburban Challenge´
Buchveröffentlichung: European Results
Herausgeber: Europan Europe, ISBN 2-915578-58-3

`Europan 7 - Suburban Challenge´
Buchveröffentlichung: Deutsche Ergebnisse
Herausgeber: Europan Deutschland, ISBN 3-00-013466-2

`House 4 two´
Ambiente, 10-11/2004

`Kein Haus von der Stange´
db, Deutsche Bauzeitung, 9/2003

`Wohnhaus in Illingen, Eigenleistung´
AIT, Intelligente Architektur, 07-08/2002

`New Irish Architecture - AAI Awards 2002´
Buchveröffentlichung: New Irish Architecture
Herausgeber: Architectural Association of Ireland

`Zurich Motion´
Hochparterre Design Magazine 11/2001

`Europan 6 - In Between Cities´
De Architect, 02/2002

`Europan 6 - In Between Cities´
Buchveröffentlichung: Deutsche Ergebnisse
Herausgeber: Europan Deutschland,

Premi e riconoscimenti

`International Bauhaus Award 2008´ 1. Preis
Housing shortages -
The minimum subsistence level housing of today
Dessau, DE

`Groenvink´ 3. Preis
Realisierungswettbewerb: `Casa Nova´,
Stadsgevest Haagelanden, NL

`Ribbon of books´ 1. Preis
Internationaler Ideenwettbewerb: `Ideal Library´
Cork, IE

The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts,
Design and Architecture

`House 4 two´ Nominiert
BDA Preis, Saar, DE

`Four seasons´ 1. Preis
Realisierungswettbewerb: `Bouw Mij!´
Leiden, NL

`Vlinder´ 1. Preis
Realisierungswettbewerb: `Wonen op Niveau´
Roombeek, Enschede, NL

`Staps `n slabs´ 1. Preis
Internationaler Realisierungswettbewerb: `Elemental Chile´
Santiago de Chile, CL

`EUROPAN 7´ 2. Preis
Suburban Challenge
Vienna, AT

`AAI Award´ Special Mention
Architectural Association of Ireland
Dublin, IE

`Das goldene Haus´ 1. Preis
Preis für Ökologisches Bauen
München, DE

`Motion Zurich´ 1. Preis
Internationaler Ideenwettbewerb: `Kasernenareal´
Zürich, CH

`EUROPAN 6´ 1. Preis (disq.)
In between Cities
Ingolstadt, DE