Architecture & Prototypes


Bureau MACH is an architecture and design practice based in Amsterdam, founded by Martin Zangerl and Mo Ching Ying Lai.




We are Architects by heart, training and license.

Digitally driven design processes and new forms of fabrication fascinate us,

but our design approach is really very non-dogmatic,

every design task is in its own way unique,

thus we like to develope design strategies to what fits best to the question at hand.

We are of collaborative nature and if you are looking for someone to make sense of a design task,

let's get in touch.


What we do

Furniture Design
Site Planning
Feasibility Studies
3D Design
Design Consulting
Complex Geometry Rationalisation
Digital Workflow Optimization

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Design Excellence

We believe that good design has the power to elevate anything ordinary to something extraordinary and enrich the quality of everyday life.

For every project, whether it is an object, a room, a building or a town square, we like to find the essential character, understand underlying organizational & emotional needs, then translate it into distinct built reality.


Collaborative Nature

We work with clients and engineering teams to lead and collaborate toward multi-disciplinary design solutions. Our expertise encompasses all project stages from conception to completion, ranging from large to small-scale projects.

Cultural Relevance

Our background of being trained in Applied Arts and Building Technology allows us to formulate design solutions of inherent cultural relevance and attainability.

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Innovative Scenarios

Our expertise lies in innovative approaches to complex, mixed-use scenarios where we strive to build architectural solutions that foster functioning communities and lively neighborhoods.


Who we are

Bureau MACH’s Principal Architects have a combined experience of 25+ years leading high profile projects for internationally renowned Architecture practices.

We have worked on projects in 10+ countries which give us a deep understanding for various cultural needs and changing local requirements.


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Martin is an Austrian architect. He studied in Los Angeles (SCI-Arc) and Vienna (University of Applied Arts) where he graduated in Architecture with distinction in 2006, (M.Arch) - (Masterclass Hans Hollein. Studio Greg Lynn).
Since then he has worked as Design Architect with Asymptote Architecture in New York from 2007 to 2009 and from 2009 to 2018 he led numerous projects as Architect Associate for UNStudio in Amsterdam.

Registered Architect in the Netherlands (SBA, Nr. 100715024 Den Haag).

Licensed Austrian civil-engineer, member of the chamber of Architects (Ziviltechniker-Architektur).