We do social space.
Founded by German architect Jan Clostermann, CLOU is a cosmopolitan team of architects and designers in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Lisbon with one central mission: to design the best social spaces in the world.
We do social space.
Our work focuses on the most vibrant places in today’s world: retail and leisure destinations, large mixed-use complexes, and community hubs.
We define ourselves as creators of social spaces: we design projects that place the human being at centre stage, creating new environments for social encounters and authentic collective identities.
We deliver lively public spaces which are intimately connected to the people who use them and transform the urban fabric in which they are built.
Our experience and creative spirit enables us to take advantage of unexpected potentials, manage complex conditions, and successfully deliver projects that are truly outstanding, truly active – truly social.
A CLOU is an idea that transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary. We strive to serve our clients by surpassing their expectations on every project, finding its unique CLOU.
A CLOU is a smart design that fulfils multiple objectives and connects economic, social, and environmental factors in a truly sustainable approach.
We find the CLOU.
We love challenging projects. Through intense research, analysis, idea generation and refinement, we uncover the potential lying within every constraint . Transforming these challenges into architectural opportunities, we find the CLOU.
From conception to completion, each project is advanced by a dedicated, tight-knit team of designers and managers led by an experienced project architect, with comprehensive support by our in-house specialists, including model-building, visualisation, graphic design, and BIM.
This integrated workflow allows us to constantly align our vision with the client, consultant, and contractor team, through all stages of design and construction into operation.
We do Inside-Outside design.
- Civic structuring and place making
- Integrated building development through all scales
- Interactive envelopes with urban impact
- Re-thinking spaces into stimulating new identities
- Captivating connectivity of nature and community
- Unique spatial concepts for meaningful experiences
- Innovative and efficient retail strategies
- Coherent visual and architectural form
We are a community of optimists.
To work at CLOU means to design optimistic architecture in an ambitious and joyful spirit, transcending borders and specialisation.
As we grow our team，we remain socially conscious and and committed to foster individual development within the supportive atmosphere of our company networks.
CLOU emphasises equal opportunities, and welcomes diversity and people of all backgrounds. If you would like to join our team, please head to the exciting career opportunities here.