Gert Wingårdh founded his company in 1977. After a number of minor interior projects and houses, he designed the partially sunken building at Öijared’s Country Club in Lerum outside of Gothenburg in 1986. The clubhouse condensed the ambitions of the emerging practice. To create buildings with the efficiency and self-evidence that comes close to nature. In a building condensed to topography, ecological concerns becomes a natural part of the design. Demanding natural conditions have continued to evoke new architecture. Visitors centres in Germany and Sweden promote alternative uses of basic materials. Parallel to his architectural practice, Gert Wingårdh has also taken part in the public discussion on architecture and has been actively involved in teaching, currently as professor at Chalmers School of Architecture.