Studio aki is a practice that straddles the boundaries of architecture and art. The studio has an interest in the narrative possibilities of film and the image within the practice of architecture.
We also have an interest in community engagement and 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. The practice philosophy is to engage with the social, cultural and physical context of each project, developing briefs in close collaboration with clients and end users evolving proposals out of this process.
Studio aki also works closely with is sister organisation Appropri8 which has an interest in creating theatre and installations within city spaces.
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Studio aki was founded by Sarah Akigbogun.
Sarah studied Architecture at the Architectural Association (AA) and Architectural Engineering at Westminster.
Since leaving the AA she has worked at leading Architectural practices including Foster and Partners and Alsop Architects.
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 join 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.