STUDIO TEN

STUDIO TEN

https://ten.studio/studio/

TEN is an architecture, design, and research association based on the principle that value results from design effort. Its engagement on public themes of interest and open research on the built environment is shaped by its common statute.
TEN is composed as a record label, providing new and evolving formats for interdependent work groups. It hosts several programs across three key entities, each with intersecting trajectories. TEN aims to conceive, explore and produce ideas that both state and expand upon emerging practices in the built environment. It works in the field of counterproposals by means of building prototypes, urban propositions, algorithmic design, and materials research with a range of collaborators, colleagues, institutional partners, and private clients.
Wittgenstein once said that “words are deeds”. TEN begs to differ, particularly in a time when words fail to reflect consensus on the material world and serve primarily to fortify self-fulfilling rhetoric. In response, TEN returns to an active investigation of architecture as a shared process, whereby experimental methods of collaborative design are used to both explore and make a type of working commons built through constant, open, and creative negotiation.

TEN is currently focused on developing models for affordable habitation based on designing for sufficiency as a common value, either through invited studies, prequalified competitions or self-initiated collaborations and projects.
TEN is a Swiss Art Award laureate (Architecture 2018) and recently received the Foundation Award for Emerging Swiss Architects (2020). TEN has taught or lectured at various schools and has held Guest Professorships at TU Wien, Politecnico di Milano and ETH Zurich (2025). The work of its members has been published and presented across numerous digital and printed platforms, magazines, academic journals and major architecture festivals. TEN recently contributed the prologue to the seminal publication “Collective Processes: Counterpractices in European Architecture” (Birkhaeuser 2022).

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