Johannes Kaufmann was born in Bezau, Vorarlberg. From the 1987 to 1989 he collaborated with architectural office Hermann Kaufmann. He collaborated with prof. Dr. Ernst Hiesmayr from Vienna and with Oskar Leo Kaufmann. He founded his own office in Vienna in 2007.
The timber construction is one of the central phenomena of Vorarlberg architecture. Johannes Kaufmann is part of this movement. Numerous national and international prizes and awards are proof of the innovative and creative power of Johannes Kaufmann. In the combination of functionality, material and pragmatism, his projects achieve a poetry which, from the smallest to the most striking, reflects the precision in thought and implementation.
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