Hong Kong

Tobias Klein was born in 1979 in Bonn, Germany. He studied Architecture at the RWTH Aachen, Germany, the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, and finished his studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, Dip. Arch (Dist.) 2006 and M. Arch (UCL) 2008. After working for several architectural practices, he founded Studio Tobias Klein in 2011. The work of the studio is rooted in the academic, ranging from his research at the Architectural Association, where he is the Unit Master of the Diploma 1 Studio and teaches media studies, to international engagements through various lectures, exhibitions, publications, and as guest professor at the TU Innsbruck Studio 3, Institute for Experimental Architecture in 2010. The Studio operates in the area between design, art and architecture, across the fields of installation, experimental interactivity and urbanism. Although diverse, the core work maintains a fascination with the construction of space, while questioning its modern and static understanding. Through varied works covering different scales and sizing, the studio achieves a re-positioning of this understanding in the context of embodiment, perception and projection. The studio’s production constantly evolves between static and dynamic models, shifting from objects to installations and design, prospecting new visual territories in the field of narrated embodied space. Most recently Klein's work was included in the Architecture Pavilion of the 2014 Venice Biennale.