The architecture I tend towards to is both discreet and active. Discreet, through a simplicity that should make it obvious. Active, because this evidence is first of all at the service of enhancing its context.

That is my aim. And the means I use to achieve it are chosen for their elementary character: geometry, spatial proportions, distribution of light and precision in details. The objective being, in this work of abstraction, to reduce the space to a minimal expression where any arbitrary sign is removed.

Thus, the seeked simplicity is achieved thanks to an economy of means and a very direct understanding of the idea that motivated a project. Architecture is for me like a composition and an interaction of elements which constitute a unit in a perfect balance.

From this perspective, the unit I am talking about is therefore not made up of different parts, but literally sculpted. And if I see architecture as a sculpture, it is because I am intimately convinced that if it is able to recognize these tools of composition as a unit and, therefore, to appropriate space, the human being will then find harmony.

An architectural beauty of this type, never disjointed from the reality of the place, will transcend time.


This is my dream.

And this dream is my conviction.



Javier Müller is a Swiss/Spanish architect graduated by the School of Architecture of Madrid ETSAM. He completed his studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he obtained the mention of academic excellence. In parallel to his studies, he worked with Jose María Ezquiaga on urban and territorial planning. In 2012, he is invited by UNESCO, the Sapienza University of Rome and the University of Montreal to reflect on the development and future of the Appia Antica park.

In 2013, he began his career in Switzerland, where he collaborated with important architecture studios such as Bassi Carella Marello or dl-a designlab architecture, on urban and housing projects. Since 2017, he works as an independent architect on projects in a magnitude of uses and scales, from renovation and transformation to new construction and contests. He has more than six years of experience in the creation and management of projects, from design to execution and construction management. He is interested above all in the residential environment creating an architecture that is in harmony with the existing, acting discreetly to value its context.

He is a member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects SIA since 2017 and is registered at the Swiss Registers Foundation as an Architect REG A. He is also registered at the board of professionally qualified architectes as an MPQ in Geneva and Vaud. Since 2019 he combines his professional practice with teaching as a professor of the Bachelor program of interior architecture at the IPAC design school in Geneva.

He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

  • 2023 PhD Student in architecture and city planning at Polytechnic University of Madrid
  • 2020 Swiss Arc-Award 2020 nominee . House transformation in Commugny.
  • 2019 Interior design teacher. Bachelor program IPAC Design Geneva.
  • 2019 Architect REG A Foundation of Swiss Registers
  • 2018 Qualified Professional Architect MPQ Geneva, Vaud.
  • 2017 Founded his studio in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2017-18 Collaborator at Bassi Carella Marello Architects, Geneva
  • 2017 Collaborator at dl-a designlab architecture, Geneva
  • 2016 Architect member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects, SIA
  • 2014 Member of the contemporary art museum MAMCO, Geneva
  • 2013-16 Collaborator at Carneiro Architectes, Geneva
  • 2012 Graduated Architect and urbanist master by the School of Architecture of Madrid ETSAM. Polytechnic University of Madrid UPM
  • 2012 UNESCO Guest WAT_ Appia Antica, Rome
  • 2010-12 Internship at Jose María Ezquiaga Architects, Madrid
  • 2008-09 Mention of Academic Excellence Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
  • 1986 Born in Granada, Spain




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