Concept Image for Foldaway Cinema

Studio aki

Studio aki is a design and research practice that straddles the boundaries of  architecture and art with projects ranging from small scale objects and installations to the architectural scale. The studio has an interest in narrative and the use of film, photography and the image within the practice of architecture.

We are committed to community projects and engagement, supporting our work with research into the socio-economic and cultural context of each project. Our aim is to add richness and texture to people’s environments whilst also responding to the practical demands of modern life.  

Studio aki also works closely with it's sister organisation, Appropri8, to reactivate disused urban spaces through theatre.


Sarah Akigbogun 


Studio aki was founded by Sarah Akigbogun.

Sarah studied  Architecture at the Architectural Association (AA) and Architectural Engineering at The University of Westminster.  Following this she worked for several years in practices including Alsop Architects and Foster and Partners on projects such as the award winning Headingley Carnigie Pavilion on, which she worked on the development of the cladding.

Sarah has a passion for photography which began between degree and diploma when she began using photography as a means of reading and documenting the city. This lead her to joining Pascal’s Schoning unit at the AA, where filmmaking was employed to as a discursive tool. The love of narrative and images, both moving and still  have also been brought to Studio aki.