Heidi Gunesch is a photographer and interior architect based in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Photography has accompanied her from the age of ten. Someone gave her a reflex
camera just as her family had emigrated from a Saxon village in Romania to Germany.
Photography became her way of seeing people closer and understanding more about
During her studies and practice in architecture, Heidi went from a large scale of
designing spaces for humans to an intimate one. Her university degree includes a focus
in urban planning, while her practice took her to housing projects of various scales.
Being most interested in the way a person sensually experiences a space, she moved
on to interior architecture.
Today, her work as a photographer and as an interior architect is about portraiture.
With her sensitive approach, Heidi is capable of seeing and shaping relationships
between people and their surroundings.
In her portrait photography the space is set carefully to support a personal encounter.
When photographing interiors, she leaves room for the subtle presence of their
inhabitants. And the physical spaces she creates as an interior architect represent
appropriate portraits of their users.
The ocean, the forest, snowy mountains, gardens and kitchens are her spaces to feel
grounded and connected.
Heidi photographs portraits for editorial and corporate purposes, as well as interiors
and architecture. Her services as an interior architect include designing residential
and intimate commercial spaces, creative support and lecturing.
1997-2003 University of Karlsruhe, Germany, Architecture Dipl.-Ing.
2009-2010 ZHdK, Zurich, Continuing Education, Photography, Roland Iselin
2010-2012 GAF Group of Autodidactic Photographers, Class ZH10.10, Roland Iselin
2018 LB Academy Zurich, Masterclass Portraits, Daniel Auf der Mauer
2004-2008 Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, Project Manager in several countries
2008-2010 Studio Hannes Wettstein, Zurich, Project Manager Interior Architecture
2010-2011 Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, Zurich, Project Manager
2012-2018 alp ag, Lucerne, Project Manager
2014-2018 alp ag, Lucerne, Member of the Executive Board, Creative Director
2014- Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Institute of Interior
Architecture, Associate Lecturer
2018- Self employed Photographer and Interior Architect