Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith, Directors of Kokkugia are excited to announce the formation of two new architecture practices: Studio Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith Design (rs-sdesign). Kokkugia has always been a highly speculative research practice focused on imagining the future. Snooks and Stuart-Smith are now leveraging that research to establish practices that are focused on realising built projects and providing architectural services.
The two practices will operate independently from Melbourne and London respectively but will continue to collaborate on strategic projects such as their recent Astana 2017 Expo scheme.
Kokkugia will operate in parallel to the new architectural practices, acting as their collaborative research lab. This new structure will enable Kokkugia to focus exclusively on speculative design research. Over the last 10 years Kokkugia has been a leader in algorithmic design and a pioneer in the development of multi-agent design strategies for architecture. Kokkugia’s recent research agendas include issues of building life-cycle and robotic fabrication.