Katharina Kral

Katharina Kral is a German architect with a focus on modern timber construction as well as residential building design and different forms of micro-living. She has been working at Buchner Bründler Architekten in Basel, Switzerland, for the last five years, where she was project leader for several design and construction projects. Her most recently built project is a large residential building complex in Zurich, Switzerland, that features one of the biggest wooden façades ever constructed.

Kral was born near Frankfurt am Main and holds a Dipl.Ing. with distinction for remarkable program achievements from TU Darmstadt, Germany. Before working in Switzerland, she taught first- and second-year design studios with a focus on residential building design and lectured on structural analysis for architects I-IV at TU Darmstadt. She also worked at Planquadrat Architekten in Darmstadt and NKBAK Architekten in Frankfurt am Main.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 4605/6605-105 Special Topics in Construction: Timber Module

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Jakob Wilhelm Mengler - Award for the project "Zukunft Osthafen" (2010)
  • Jakob Wilhelm Mengler - Award for the project "Eins40" (2009)
  • Scholarship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e.V. (2008–11)

Publications (Selected)

  • K. Kral, Dogan, T. "anSICHTEN, Katalog zur Jahresausstellung 2008 des Fachbereichs  Architektur der TU Darmstadt," Wasmuth, Tübingen (2008)