nonzero\architecture works: 2003-2019
Nonzero Architecture’s founder and multiple TEC Award-winner Peter Grueneisen is celebrating his company’s 30th anniversary with an elaborate coffee table book “Where Dreams Are Born.” In addition to interviews with well-known clientele such as Hans Zimmer and Bruce Botnick, the book includes full-page color photographs with extensive architectural diagrams and project descriptions.
The Mick Schultz Studio in Los Angeles. Photo by Taiyo Watanabe.
Covering the years 2003 -2019, the book’s focus is on high-tech entertainment design with unique architecture that inspires imagination and creativity. The book includes residential, commercial and public projects, as well as buildings for media production and for the arts. The firm’s main clients are in the music and entertainment industry in Los Angeles, where Grueneisen has designed residential, commercial and public projects, as well as dedicated sites for media production and multi-purpose recording studio spaces.
Bruce Botnick (L) is interviewed in his recording studio by Mr. Bonzai.
Photo by Peter Grueneisen.
“nonzero\architecture explores the potential of architecture to enrich and enhance people’s lives,” says the Swiss-born Grueneisen. “Our designs address the human desire for both the beauty and functionality of their surroundings, whether at home or at work, at leisure or in the public realm. Based on an awareness of historical evolution and broader culture, we search for contemporary architectural solutions to the challenges of today’s living environment.”
Edited by Michael Webb, “Where Dreams Are Born” features an introduction by Sam Lubell and conversations with clients Hans Zimmer, Bruce Botnick, Brian Riordan and Paul Lieberstein, as well as with Thomas Small, David Goggin and architect Craig Hodgetts. Photography by Julius Shulman, Juergen Nogai, Edward Colver, Taiyo Watanabe, and others.
nonzero\architecture provides full architectural, planning and design services to local, national and international clients from its offices in Santa Monica, California. Evolved into its current form around 2004, it builds on an experienced team and seamlessly continues the work of its accomplished predecessor firm studio bau:ton, founded in 1990. https://www.nonzeroarch.com