In the last several years, JSWD has realized many projects in Germany and increasingly in other European countries, for the most part following successfully entered competitions. The resulting buildings reveal the continuous pursuit of conceptual formal clarity. Working with a limited range of clearly defined elements, the firm creates unambiguous hierarchies inside its buildings and in open spaces. The identity of each design evolves from the specific situation and the aspiration to reflect the user’s own image in corporate architecture. The exhibition “hautnah” shows - in schematized images - details of completed projects. Individually tailored solutions are the result of a precise site response to functions and needs analysis - producing structures that offer a protective, intelligent and efficient “outer shell”, which will also serve to tell the developer’s story.