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Karamuk Kuo delivers an archaeological workplace that mixes scientists and artifact storage

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Karamuk Kuo delivers an archaeological workplace that mixes scientists and artifact storage

(Maxime Delvaux)

For an emerging studio, a competition win can be just the catalyst you need to put yourself on the map. For Karamuk Kuo, cofounded by Jeannette Kuo and Ünal Karamuk, a quick succession of not one but three project wins propelled them into the limelight. The most recent of these is the new Archaeological Center Augusta Raurica, just outside of Basel, Switzerland. Its attention to detail and elegant massing almost make you forget it’s about a 100,000-square-foot facility that houses 1.3 million artifacts from one of the most important Roman archeological sites in the world.

“We were drawn to this competition because it was full of quirks: There were interesting constraints, like the building had to sit lightly atop the ground so as to not disturb the ancient ruins below. There were also no 3D representations or renderings allowed,” Kuo told AN Interior. “That, and it’s an internationally celebrated site of scholarship, with over 500 years of excavation progress at its feet.”
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