AKKA is an architecture and design studio specialized in designing spaces that foster innovation. AKKA is driven by Hughes’ vision, a philosophy called “Architecting Interaction”. Architecting Interaction explores human interactions on a scale of interventions, a scale ranging from individuals, to communities to organizations and a scale or projects ranging from products to furniture, to interiors, to buildings to urban planning. “We do not design interactions, Stephanie believes, instead we design the contexts for interactions.” We do not believe in designing interactions themselves, that’s because interactions are by nature spontaneous and context-dependent, interactions are living relationships and they always happen within a context. This is why we focus on designing the contexts in which interactions emerge and blossom. Interactions are the pre requisite to innovation. Designing the context for innovation, this is the essence of Architecting Interaction. To be able to implement our vision, we have developed our custom architectural process; a four-phased process based on the communal creation of learning. (more information at http://akkaarchitects.com).
AKKA’s core team features architects, urbanists, engineers and strategists. They are spread over seven nationalities and speak over eight languages, including English, French, Arabic, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. In addition to its own team, AKKA frequently collaborates with various professionals and companies with diverse talents and expertise.
From its base in Amsterdam, AKKA operates around the world, particularly in Europe, The Gulf and the Middle East.Our expertise in creating spaces that foster creativity, collaboration and learning, manifests over a scale of interventions including furniture design, interior refurbishment, architectural renovation, new built as well as urban design and urban planning. AKKA’s projects span over the educational, commercial, corporate, governmental, public and private sectors.
For more information about AKKA, its vision, process and projects, please consult: http://akkaarchitects.com