Sönke Hoof, born in 1974, is a graduate of the TU Stuttgart, Germany.
Prior to his architectural education, he studied carpentry, working mainly on customized furniture and hotel interiors.
He participated in the first VSF International Studio in 2003, where he had his initial experience with slums and squatter settlements. Being interested in different construction techniques, he returned the same year to work on his diploma thesis. His project, named “Masala Housing” was based on the recycling of waste as building materials in Indian slums. Parts of it were published by the German architecture magazine DETAIL in its issue “Einfaches Bauen” (simple construction) in 2008.
He joined Vāstu Shilpā Consultants in 2004 and has contributed to a variety of projects. He became a partner of VSC in May 2008.