Expertise

As architects, we develop both extraordinary and suitable projects, with a critical eye, strategic thinking and creativity since 2007. As consultants, Tobias Bochmann and Hadi A. Tandawardaja assist their clients with strategically planning new projects and with the renovation of historic buildings. Teaching and lecturing as well as designing and conducting workshops complete their portfolio and ensure that knowledge is continuously shared.

“We love sharing our knowledge while learning new ideas from others.”

Architecture & Interior Design

Each project is preceded by a detailed analysis of the task and the specific circumstances. In doing so, we collect the given parameters ranging from location and timing to economic resources. We play though usage scenarios and question user habits. Based on these facts we leverage our expertise to develop sustainable strategies for the respective task with the goal of generating added value for our clients - this is quantifiable in the best case scenario, but always tangible.

Consulting

We see in-depth project consulting as a fundamental part of every construction and design task. We have expanded our consulting services over the years to include strategic planning and coordination of project participants. As independent project consultants for building construction and interior design, we develop needs studies (programming of feasibility studies) and development scenarios, while providing recommendations to our clients on how to optimize their space/(or resources). We support and coordinate interfaces with other project consultants—from technical trades to coordinating tenants. We leverage our experience in implementing catering and retail concepts to provide (you) advice as external experts relating to the overall design of your project, from positioning and visual appearance to spatial communication.

“Building means making decisions. Only those who are well-advised can make well-informed decisions.”

Historic Protection & Renovation

For several years now, we have been intensively involved with the renovation of existing buildings, especially historically-listed buildings from the Wilhelminian era. By focusing on respectful and value-preserving work with the historical buildings, we create renovation, conversion and repartition concepts. In doing so, we work for private owners as well as homeowners and project developers.

Lectures, Workshops & Jury

As part of lectures and workshops for companies and at universities, Hadi Tandawardaja and Tobias Bochmann give presentations on the topics of architecture and interior design as well as on working and living environments. The two partners also as jurors for international architectural competitions.

Selected Lectures, Workshops & Jury

Research & Teaching

SOMAA maintains close contact with the world of teaching and science. The two SOMAA partners research and teach at the University of Stuttgart as part of their lecturing and academic work. For us, this does not mean merely passing on knowledge, but continuously learning from students and colleagues. Findings from these activities enrich our professional work.

Research & Teaching