Mischa Witzmann, born in Germany, studied architecture at the « Technical University of Vienna », Austria and the «Ecole d’Architecture de La Villette» in Paris, France. After collaboration at different renowned architecture-studios (Architecture Studio, Massimiliano Fuksas) in Austria and France, he founded Karawitz in 2006 together with Milena Karanesheva. Today, Karawitz is one of the leading architecture-studios for passive-house building and timber construction as well as for co-housing projects. Since 2011, Mischa Witzmann is the European Certified Passive Building Designer (CEPH). Since 2017 he teaches at the school of architecture of Abidjan, in Ivory Coast.