ZEST architecture is an architecture studio founded in 2009 by the Dutch architect Co Govers, after working with architects such as Max van Aerschot in the Netherlands and Josep Lluis Mateo in Spain. Co holds a Masters in Architecture from TU Delft with a specialization in sustainability. Her great talent, and something ZEST has always focused on, is the ability to combine sustainability with elegance, and this is why projects by ZEST architecture always stand out.
At ZEST we use our knowledge of both traditional and cutting edge construction techniques and materials to design buildings that have a better interior climate, minimizing the needs for heating, cooling and artificial lighting. Decisions about energy efficiency and renewable energy are part of the process from the beginning.
Our designs are characterized by the use of natural materials, which we apply in a minimalist and often innovative way. We believe materials that age beautifully lead to inherent durability, so we pay special attention to the “wabi sabi” of materials, a Japanese expression that refers to the beauty a natural material acquires over time. Our attention to detail in the design and the execution of our projects is one of the keys of our success with our clients.