The space is generous with a tall ceiling height, large windows, open plan and a distinctive character of an exhibition hall and a workshop building. A space for creating architecture with areas for the entire production of ideas and projects.
KS Studio’s point of departure is to inspire and influence society through projects that meet contemporary challenges and possibilities by urban and architectural organisation. The focus of the KS studio is to visualize processes and what they do, both for themselves and for others, displaying what they think, manufacture and produce. Their vision is that the KS studio should be an innovative, personal and inviting hub where both visitors as well as their entire international team feels involved and at home.
The studio is a laboratory with constant activity, research and development. Robust, light and beautiful, the studio is a place where the team plan and create new urban districts, buildings and environments. The studio is designed to accommodate a variety of processes alongside events, based on the constantly varying needs for intensity and tempo of their daily work, offering areas for interaction, dialogue and recreation. The meeting spaces of diverse characters and scales generate opportunities for both spontaneous and scheduled discussions in various setups.
The central zone is a flexible open space, framed by plywood shelves for displaying physical models reaching from floor to ceiling. The area can fit everything from exhibitions and movie screenings to meetings, workshops and think tanks open for public.
The KS method is based on experimenting and testing hypotheses, on working with different types of media and materials – analogue, digital using video, VR, craft and hands-on methods. By producing full scale tests, prototypes and physical models, staff concurrently evaluate and iterate. The studio is planned with an inherent flexibility, having all installations and lighting setup for these different scenarios.