Hypothesis Atelier is a space for creation and exchange for three young architects. Through the project, competitions and volunteering, new ideas emerge and can be confronted with the social, economic or ecological realities on the ground. Seek new solutions, from the urban definition of a building to the careful use of materials, in order to respond in ways that are adapted to the daily lives of users. These working bases stimulate our thinking and our passion for architecture.

As architects, we are convinced that through concrete and thoughtful actions, we can have a positive and significant impact.


designboom – september 2019
Architecture Suisse AS-212 – mars 2019
Espazium – décembre 2018
Sarasani – automne 2018, p. 4-5

Hypothesis Atelier team

Nicolas Tappolet

2018-19 Civic Duty, Archive  of Architecture, Geneva
2018 Bachelor of Architecture, HEIA-FR
2013-14 Internship, Yves Habegger, Geneva
2013 Internship, ADAoarchitecte, Geneva
1993 Born in Geneva, Switzerland

Damien Greder

2020 (Planned) Master, Architect ETHZ
2018-19 Collaborations, Typical Office, Geneva
2018 Bachelor, Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio
2016-17 Internship, Kéré Architecture, Berlin
2016 Collaboration, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Norway
2012 Internship, Group8, Genève
1993 Born in Geneva, Switzerland

Luis Peña Torres

2020(Planned) Master, Academy of architecture of Mendrisio
2019Internship, Nishizawa architects, Saigon
2019Internship, Tropical Space, Saigon
2017Bachelor, Academy of architecture of Mendrisio
2016Internship, Bearth & Deplazes, Chur
2015Internship, Taller 301, Bogotá
1993Born in Bogotà, Colombia