Practice Profile

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Kokkugia is an architecture practice exploring generative design methodologies developed from the complex self-organising behaviour of biological, social and material systems. Kokkugia was founded in Melbourne in 2004, emerging from a long-standing collaboration between Jonathan Podborsek, Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith. It is a networked practice working internationally out of New York and London operating through design, research and teaching.

Kokkugia’s work has been published extensively and exhibited internationally, including in New York, Beijing, Xi’an, Melbourne, Moscow, Kiev, Torino, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Kokkugia were nominated for the Chernikov Prize in 2006 and named the Australian Curators for the 2008 Beijing Biennale. The directors of Kokkugia have taught at numerous architecture schools including: AA DRL, Columbia GSAPP, uPenn, SCI-Arc, UCLA, Pratt and RMIT. Kokkugia are currently working on projects in Australia and Mexico.

  • Un-built: Fibrous Tower

    Kokkugia’s concept for a fibrous tower involves a concrete, load-bearing shell and a column-free interior.