Who we are?
We are a group of architects and designers creating an interdisciplinary design studio.
The implemented tasks deal with architecture, interior and product design. Our ideas are characterized by bold and unconventional approach to various themes. The name of our studio was taken from the Latin ‘genius loci’ signifying the caring spirit of the place and refers to the design method in which we seek relationship and context. We attach great importance to harmonious, consistent and functional design, searching for inspiration in the surrounding world.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ”
The Genius Loci Architekci brand was established in 2007 by architects – Maria Rypuła and Jacek Rypuła.
We implement architectural designs in the field of cubic objects. Our projects include single-family houses, hotel & office buildings, public buildings, a library, as well as industrial facilities like production or storage halls. The distinctive feature of our architecture is seeking a connection with the environment, the place archetype. Function and form – two distinguishing features that define good architecture.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge tells what is now, imagination tells what will be.””
We create extraordinary and original interior designs. Our idea it to create a common customer and designer project, making it an exceptional adventure with a cherry on top. We deal with private interiors, like houses, flats, apartments and lofts. Moreover, we create interiors and spaces for commercial and public use. Our projects include office spaces, hotel and restaurant interiors as well as university and school interiors. We have extensive experience in designing beauty salons and spa centres or even religious buildings. We are the winners of the Interior of the Year competition.
“You see things; you say, Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say: Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw
We specialize in designing interior furnishing products by creating furniture designs and
lighting for interior design manufacturers. Among our implementations You can find tables, chairs or lamps. We created the Organique bed project for our Gie El brand, which was given the Diamond of Furniture award in the categories of furniture and design, as well as the final Top Design Award. Our copper table lamp was on the cover of the international GQ magazine, permanently fitting into the canon of good design.
We are open to cooperation with brands and manufacturers who are looking for unconventional solutions, substantive support and unique design.