studio(at)paulpolaris.com
Meininger Str. 1
DE-10823 Berlin
T +49 (0)30 7478 7841







“I’m an architect. I create spaces coming to life in several realms I’m engaging with: In my practice as an architect and lighting designer where I literally form and investigate living environment. As a salonière, where I try to create space for deeply honest and raw encounters/conversations. And as an alchemist in feng shui, where I try with as little as needed, to support life flow and the unity of men and nature.” Paul Polaris is a member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) and graduated 2009 in architecture from ETH Zurich.

projects


2019

MARXLOH, lighting design study and concept development for a campus building in Duisburg-Marxloh, project managament as a freelancer for Studio Dinnebier 

2018

WINDOW WORKS (PROLOG), written manifesto on a scaffolding canvas, Lobeckstrasse Berlin-Kreuzberg, in collaboration with Kirsten Palz, at the invitation of Various&Gould and Britt Janina Heinker

2018

FIELDS OF DISAPPEARANCE III (GERANOS), exhibition project at BINZ39 in Zurich, in collaboration with Athena Vida, at the invitation of Ursula Palla, Lucia Levy Coray & Annalies Walter

2017-2018

GUSTAV, residential building conversion and extension in Berlin-Weissensee, working as a freelancer for Busch.Eitel Architects

2017

ARMOUR, conceptual collaboration for the solo-exhibition of Keegan Luttrell at Display Berlin, in collaboration with Marie DuPasquier 

2016

DISPLAY, conversion of a project space for contemporary art in Berlin-Schöneberg

2016

HAUSSEGEN, temporary installation at Musikerwohnhaus Basel, at the invitation of Lyseloth Basel

2016

OH, WIE SCHÖN IST PANAMA, exhibition project at the ethnological museum Zurich, at the invitation of Andreas Heusser and Livio Baumgartner

2016

PAUL IS PREGNANT, lecture at Kaufleuten Zürich, at the invitation of Johannes Gees and Wemakeit-Festival

2015

BEAUTIFUL RUINS FOR ZURICH, lecture at Cabaret Voltaire, at the invitation of Theo Hotz Architects Zurich

2015

BRINGING MY HEART FROM THE SEA, temporary installation at Teatro Marinoni on the island Lido as part of Salon Suisse in Venice, at the invitation of Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel

2015

TOHU WA BOHU, paradisiac church ceiling extention at Prediger Church Zurich, at the invitation of Adrian Notz, director of Cabaret Volatire and the STEO foundation 

2015

INVENT THE FUTURE WITH ELEMENTS OF THE PAST, exhibition project at Cabaret Voltaire Zurich, at the invitaion of Adrian Notz, Hans Ulrich Obrist and STEO foundation

2015

BREAKFAST AT PAUL’S, discussion series with different artists (Dolores Zoe Bertschinger – Display Berlin, Christian Ratti – Hidden Institute Berlin, Ursula Palla – Cabaret Voltaire Zurich, Kirsten Palz – Schwartzsche Villa Berlin, Esther Kempf – Das Institut Zurich, Polina Soloveichik – Home Berlin, Nikolai von Rosen – Home Berlin)

2014

HAMLET, feasibility study and project development for a building site at Köpenickerstrasse Berlin-Mitte, in collaboration with Dimitri Hegemann and Christian Schöningh, on behalf of Stiftung Edith Maryon

2014

MICHAEL, appartment reconstruction and conversion in a former factory building in Berlin-Mitte, project management as a freelancer for Busch.Eitel Architects 

2014

OH, THIS MUST BE A WHITE PERSON‘S PLACE, ceiling stucco installation for a residential building, scheduled for demolition in Zollikon (Switzerland), at the invitation of Sollbruchstelle

2013

ERNST IN DER SACHE, guided tour through the external area of Kunsthaus Zürich, in collaboration with Kirsten Palz, at the invitation of Invisible Zurich

2012-2013

BOOM BOOM BANG BANG, building application for the conversion of Kunsthaus Zurich into a ruin, at the invitation of Sabeth Tödtli, urban laboratory Zurich (zURBS)

2011-2012

BAUEN I-VI, experimental lecture series in collaboration with the musicians Tobias Preisig, Stefan Rusconi and Trabant Echo, at Kunstverein Zürich, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Mica Moca Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Sophiensaele Berlin and Ackermannshof Basel

2011          

RUN, competition and design planning of a permanent outdoor sculpture at the olympic park in London, on behalf of the artist Monica Bonvicini 

2011

FERNSEHEN, façade installation as part of Tempelhof Theatre Festival TTF, Haus der Plattenvereinigung, Tempelhofer Feld Berlin, at the invitation of Zukunftsgeräsuche

2011

SCALE OF THINGS, detailed design planning and production supervision of an accessible art installation, on behalf of the artist Monica Bonvicini

2011

IST ALLES IN MEINEM KOPF?, discussion series with guests, sitting outside on a Persian rug in an urban wasteland scenario behind Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin

2010

LENBACHHAUS, design planning of a lettering for a museum, on behalf of the artist Thomas Demand

2010

KONSTRUKTION, teaching and research assistance at UdK Berlin, with Professor Norbert Palz in building construction

2010

BASE, intervention at a former brewery at Landsbergerallee Berlin-Friedrichshain, at the invitation of Paulus Fugers

2006-2007

HdeM, one year internship at Herzog & de Meuron Architects in Basel, working on the projects Elbphilharmony Hamburg, Masterplan for Las Vegas, Leonard Street Tribeca New York, Angelo Drive Beverly Hills