Jens Casper was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1967, he currently lives and works in Berlin. Jens studied architecture at the RWTH, Technical University in Aachen, where he graduated in 1998; until 2003 he was employed in several architects offices in Berlin, Cologne and Aachen working on the building design for governmental administrations & media corporations such as the German Embassy in Tokyo, Kirch Media Group in Munich and DeutschlandRadio in Berlin.
In 2003 Jens established his own fields of practice by co-founding Realarchitektur. Under his direction Realarchitektur realized Boros Collection / Residence, the transformation of a World War II air raid bunker into the residence of an art collector and his family in Berlin-Mitte. In 2007 Realarchitektur ranked among 101 of the world«s most exiting new architects in the Wallpaper* Architects Directory 2007.
Jens left Realarchitektur in 2008 to start new collaborations in an independent practice: Büro Jens Casper, based in Berlin- Kreuzberg. Under this name he realized the award-winning designs of HHGO Residence in Oldenburg (in cooperation with Sören Hanft), and Radialsystem III, the conversion of a 19th Century Industrial Monument in Berlin.
He is also a founding partner of Casper Mueller Kneer est. 2010, based in London and Berlin. Casper Mueller Kneer's design of White Cube Bermondsey, the transformation of a former warehouse into Europes largest commercial art gallery, received amongst others a RIBA National Architecture Award in 2012.
Jens has strong and extensive teaching experiences. He was a tutor at the Department of Planning Theory and Urban Development RWTH Aachen 1992-94 teaching urban and architectural design. He taught architectural design fundamentals with Tim Heide and Marianne Mueller at Berlin Technical University 2004-06 (see: to clarify, add detail), held a lectureship within the postgradual courses Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum (stage design / scenic space) in 2010 at the same University, and he was a Unit Master within the AA Berlin Laboratory of the Architectual Association taking place in Berlin in 2009. 2010-12 he held a Professorship Contextual Design at the Brandenburg University of Technology BTU Cottbus heading the chair Entwerfen und Bauen im Bestand. In 2013-14 he headed the Transeuopean Master Programme Architektur.Studium.Generale at BTU Cottbus.
Jens is a member of the Chamber of Architects of Berlin since 2003, of the BDA, Bund Deutscher Architekten (Association of German Architects) since 2007, of AIV Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein zu Berlin eV since 2013 and of the Deutscher Werkbund since 2015. In 2010 he was a member of the Konvent der Baukultur der Bundesstiftung Baukultur (Convention for Building Culture), a federal body promoting building culture and design in architecture and urbanism.
collaborations and collaborators
Marianne Mueller, Olaf Kneer: Casper Mueller Kneer
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