The owner-managed Sachverständigen- und Fachpressebüro (expert and trade press office) emerged from the architecture company Architekturbüro König, which was founded in 1991.
The projects that have been realised by König range from interior architecture and exhibition stand construction, renovation and modernisation through to the new construction of residential and commercial buildings and product development. We now focus on the appraisal and description of new products, which, thanks to their construction techniques, create a link between environment and architecture – particularly when water and energy play a vital role.
Klaus W. König, Dipl.-Eng., works as a trade journalist and consulting engineer in Ueberlingen on Lake Constance in Germany. He has participated in numerous projects in the areas of building construction and modernization, ecological construction techniques and healthy living spaces.
He has advised as a sworn and court-certified expert in the field of rainwater management and is the author of several books in German on this subject. His first English book on rainwater recycling, “The Rainwater Technology Handbook: Rain Harvesting in Building”, was published in 2001, with a version in Korean following in 2005. He is a regular contributor of articles and reports to professional journals.
Klaus König has lectured on the subject at International Symposia of the United Nations in Japan and Korea. He has worked as a consultant in a series of design charrettes hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP, by the Chinese Academy of Science and by the Canadian Government.
Since 1997, he has been an active member of the German DIN-NA 119-05-08 AA Committee for "Re-use of water - Standards for use rainwater and greywater". In his capacity as member of the fbr, the German national professional association for water recycling and rainwater utilization, he holds regular seminars to educate architects, specialty engineers, tradesmen and public service employees about water issues and solutions.
He has been lecturing in rainwater management in English since 2006 at the ESB Business School Reutlingen University.