Originally chance – and a common vision – brought the three founding partners of architecture firm Atelier D together, when they attended the same Masters in Lausanne and Toulouse. Today Atelier D is leading the way in sustainable architecture with the aim of building buildings that serve as ecosystems in their own right. Whenever they start a project, the first thing they look for are local, natural materials – and whenever they finish a project, they make sure the environment and its people benefit.