Achim Kaufer founded the practice ac.ka in October 2011 with the focus on architectural design and urban development. From 2007 to 2011 he worked in the international operating practice LAVA GbR, where he finally was project architect in the field of urban planning and building design.
Since 2009 Achim Kaufer is registered architect in Germany.
He studied architecture and design at Stuttgart State Academy of Fine Arts and architecture at University of Applied Arts Vienna where he attended the studio of Prof. Greg Lynn. In 2007, he received his diploma in Stuttgart.
Digital design constitutes a special focus of his work. He has developed his experience with numerous international projects comprising e.g. hotel high-rises, energetically optimized master planning and a large scale sports resort.
As project architect he was responsible for a research building with 10.600m² gross floor area (GFA) in Saudi Arabia > Link to project as well as for a master plan of a science campus including laboratory buildings (230.000m² GFA for buildings) > Link to project.
Achim Kaufer completed several experimental projects including the project “Reflexion Space” - a high-technology ergonomic three-dimensional urban interface, shown 2005 at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna > Link to project.