Architects like to talk about the singularity of clients and sites – and that their designs incorporate that difference. The Zurich-based architect Philip Loskant has a walk-over on that: his projects cover a wide range such as a small school for an Indian NGO in the Himalayas, an office building for a tax optimiser in the Swiss canton of Zug, a guest house in the tropical south of India, a family hotel high up in the Swiss Alps and more. “It’s not only the individual character that makes the difference,” says Loskant. “It’s their cultural background that distinguishes people. Modern life is a mix of longing for the commonly known and searching for the individual new.” Philip Loskant has focused on that mix – by experience and curiosity.