Studio aki is a multidisciplinary design and research practice that is committed to creative and socially-engaged architecture and design. We strive to create beautiful spaces people and communities will love and to help organisations build their brands. The studio straddles the boundaries of architecture, design, art and engineering with projects which include small scale objects, branding, installations, work at the architectural scale and public spaces. We have a strong interest in the use of narrative, images and storytelling to develop spatial propositions and use film and photography as tools to communicate ideas about architecture and cities.
We are committed to working collaboratively with clients and support 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.
We have specialist knowledge of the field of performance and theatre and work closely with our sister organisation, Appropri8, to reactivate disused urban spaces through theatre practice, cinema and installations in public spaces and the built environment.