Raumfabrik architecture + interiors is a Berkeley based architecture and interior design firm. Founded in 2013 by German born architect Antje Paiz, the company's primary focus is on high-end residential projects in the greater Bay Area. Completed works include ground up constructions of custom homes, residential remodels and additions, as well as several small scale commercial projects.
Our approach is both client focused and collaborative, recognizing the unique requirements of each individual and every location. We believe that successful designs are born from a balance of form, function and light, rather than strict adherence to any particular style. This thinking translates into uncompromisingly logical floor plans, clean compositions and careful modulation of texture and light. Our goal is to enhance our clients' spatial experience and create structure that will withstand the test of time and be cherished for generations to come.
At Raumfabrik, we believe design should be adaptive, transformative, and responsive to the needs of the moment. With buildings accounting for roughly 40% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and roughly 25% of emissions here in California (with 10-15% coming from the residential sector alone), Architects will play a critical role in both promoting and designing a fossil fuel free future. In light of this, we approach each project with energy efficiency, decarbonization, and better
building practices in mind. We encourage our clients to consider simple, affordable, and low carbon alternatives to conventional systems, and push for superior construction standards to deliver high performances healthy homes. As the impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly menacing and California is facing record wildfire, recurring droughts and soaring temperatures, it is imperative that we make the shift towards healthier, low energy buildings and advocate for a sustainable future.
Raumfabrik architecture + interiors offers a comprehensive palette of services to meet our clients' needs at every step along the way:
Existing building measurements and drawings
Master planning research and analysis
Conceptual design and space planning
Presentation drawings and 3D renderings
Green building design
Consultant coordination and management
Public agency coordination and management
Construction documents preparation
Contractor bidding and negotiation
Material & finishes selections
Furniture layout and specifications
A successful project is testament of the effective collaboration between all members on the team. At Raumfabrik we cultivate enduring and strong relationships with skilled and trusted design professionals, contractors and manufacturers. We rely on these connections and value their expertise as we thrive to create an efficient, transparent and enjoyable project experience for our clients.