Design to Market | Design to Climate | Design to Cost

After graduating as an Architect from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, Thomas Jomini began working as an independent architect and designer on innovative projects dealing with sustainable concepts and value engineering issues. The Architecture Studio TJAW, was founded in 1997 in Bern, Switzerland, with the conviction that qualitative ideas are economically and socially sustainable
and improves the value of real estate portfolio on the long term.

Design for Existence | Design in Conscience | Design to Enjoy

At TJAW, the design process is driven by the pursuit of quality - a belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives, whether in the work place, at home or the public spaces in between. Our aim is the creation of organisms and systems, cities and spaces which are human and friendly, where every part is designed for the human being whose happiness is the concern of all.

Development | Planning | Realization

TJAW provides services from
Urban Development, Master Planning, Project Development, Design Management, Architecture Design, Interior Design, Product Design to Planning Supervision, Project Management, Value Engineering Consulting.

Thomas Jomini is an associate member of the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) since 1998, from the Federation of Swiss Architects (BSA) since 2006, from the Swiss Urbanism Association (FSU) and from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) since 2010, and a former member of the Pool of Experts (OSEC), Thomas holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture Design and a master's degree in Architecture Design from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

Sustainable House Faraday
Architecture: TJAW + J-Z Architekten
Photographe: Joël Tettamanti

A sustainable house in Bern, clad in copper, with high energy efficiency "Minergie" House Faraday is located in the Lorraine district of Bern, a workers’ neighbourhood of old clapboard residential houses alternating with dull post-war buildings. The area has evolved over the last two years into an "alternative” urban village. Fuelled by earth probe, the house is well insulated and with controlled ventilation. It provides cover for wind and weather, as well as noise and the electromagnetic fields of nearby electric power, hence the name “House Faraday”. The corrugated copper sheet cladding will age quickly and this will give it a touch of sensuality. Through oxidation, the copper will change its colour to dark brown, and after 20 to 30 years to light green. This is the first time that an experimental spirit has visited Bern and Lorraine is arguably the only district where this would be acceptable.