The architects @ Atelier Lobo & Raymann
Atelier Lobo & Raymann is a partnership of two architects established in 1988,
Ronny Lobo Msc. and Kenneth Raymann Msc.
Ronny Lobo (Curaçao, 1954)
graduated in architecture at the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, in 1978. He received his training as an architect among others by Aldo van Eyck and Herman Hertzberger.
Humanistic architecture and rich colour scheme
After a three-year career at the Department of Public Works in Curaçao and three years in the architects firm of Tom Janga, he established his own architectural firm in 1985.
In 1991 he won a competition with a design for public housing in the historical area of Willemstad. In 2002 this plan received a mention in the Architecture Biennial of the Federation of Caribbean Associations of Architects (FCAA) in Martinique. For his achievements in design Ronny Lobo received the highest cultural award in Curaçao (Cola Debrot) in 1992.
Pleasant climate, natural ventilation and lighting
He lectured in Curaçao, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Barbados, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Lebanon and the Dominican Republic and has been a Jury member for architectural competitions in Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Martinique. He is Past President of the Federation of Caribbean Associations of Architects FCAA and SAIA, the local architects association. He is also Past Council Member of the UIA, the International Union of Architects.
His work is based on a humanistic architecture emerging from basic human needs such as the need for shelter, the natural environment, a
The use and durability of authentic materials
pleasant climate, natural ventilation and lighting, controlled sunscreen, sense of space, variety in form, balanced composition, rich colour scheme, the interaction with the environment and the use and durability of authentic materials.
Kenneth Raymann (Suriname 1954)
graduated in architecture at the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands, in 1978. He started his career at 'Architecten- en ingenieursburo Tjin A Djie & partners, Suriname'.
Expert advisor in construction related juridical disputes
After that he worked as a coordinator at the 'Department for development cooperation, Netherlands Antilles'
Project design & engineering
Kenneth Raymann has extensive experience with office buildings especially banks and high end residences.
Tropical architecture in general
Energy saving architecture
Now raw materials will be scarcer, it is important to develop energy-saving architecture. People need to feel comfortable in their environment.
His goal is not only to develop new projects, office buildings and houses but also to preserve our World Heritage for futures generations.
Restoration of colonial wooden buildings
In Suriname, Paramaribo he was involved in the restoration of colonial wooden buildings and also in the historical area of Willemstad, Curaçao.