Die Grille is an open cooperation of the independent landscape architects Dipl. Ing. Harry Dobrzanski and Dipl. Ing. Hannes Kraus, who have dedicated themselves to the design of open spaces in the form of the network die-grille since 2003.
We work as a small office with high personal attachment and attention to project and place on individual, tailored and thus sustainable solutions.
For us, a strong attitude in design is not expressed in a stylistic determination, but in the fact that as planners we take a back seat to the elements of the place, the people and your demands. Nevertheless, we are the advocates of the whole, of the totality, of the merging of many demands and functions into one form. We are the specialists for this "general".
The cricket - At the beginning of our independence, we were fascinated by the idea of juxtaposing our own name with an abstract, interpretable symbol to which we could attach ideas and ideals. With the cricket we connect associations such as free, carefree, emotional, mobile, powerful, but also simply memories of summer cricket concerts.
In landscape architecture, engineering competence is assumed, of course it must always solve a number of practical problems and fulfill functions. But that is not why landscape architects are "needed," wherein lies our justification.
What is the "function" of an open space? Is it just the damage-free drainage of storm water, the most colorful blooms possible, or the ideal paving for anything that rolls?
The idea of open space in Europe is a vision - accessible, public, non-restrictive, designed and open to interpretation. A space of possibility that has not yet been replaced by digital space and that our society needs as res publica.
Our contribution to society and to our clients now lies in delivering a kind of added value, an added usability, but also an added friendliness, hospitality and longevity. This more is created by design, by coherence, by connecting many functions, less by optimizing all individual interests, by a concept that can reconcile concrete individual functions with a higher demand of the public for a space as the center of society, or the compatibility of our lifestyle with sustainability.
This noticeable quality in the result comes from the unbiased approach to the task. A professional, rational approach does not preclude the creation of an emotionally moving, warm and hospitable place.
These goals are achieved in the process of designing, of designing. In this we believe there is a distinct craftsmanship. It is expressed in the knowledge of things, the structural feasibility, but also in the knowledge of perception, of space and the mechanisms of how spatial impressions can be formed and created.
We live in an age of highly developed expertise.
We are also experts, specialists for Gestalt - thus for despecialization, for the whole instead of the individual solution and the splitting into separately optimized parts.
This is our core competence, we are responsible for the appearance, the character of the open space.
We are designers. We like designing better than "design" or "style" - we try to design for place without formal repetition of style. Designing implies thinking about people's demands on a space in their fundamental nature, in their being human, and thus more than pure shaping, as well as conception, finding rules for the built and living elements, up to the concrete shaping of individual parts. It is only in the interaction with us humans that the potential of the place is revealed.
The design process is in this respect a constantly new challenge, which we face with joy and curiosity. A solution is thus only possible in this one place at a time.
We see ourselves as a contact when a well-developed, appropriate, restrained, sustainable solution is sought.
Effekthaschereien and "trendy" planning we avoid.
Good planning appeals directly and gives the appearance that it can only be that way - and it provides scope for rediscovery or repurposing over time. The simple doesn't have to be ordinary or boring.
We are happy to discuss planning approaches and alternatives and are usually good at explaining why a solution is appropriate and where its potential and limitations lie.
Ideas are visualised intelligibly beyond plans to give a good spatial idea beforehand and to be able to optimise further.
The proof of a concept is shown in its realization.
The proof of a successfully realized room shows in its use.
We are looking for a dress that fits, and offers both people and nature space.