We are not revolutionaries. The core value that directs the creative process of the practice is one of evolution. Kos Architects strive to create contextual work that speaks to the history of a place while proposing conscious interventions as a way of moving forward.
As a result the projects tend to be meaningful and impactful, yet respectful of their context. The ultimate goal is for each project to create a sense of calm and connectivity with its surroundings. Wherever possible, materials and products are sourced locally to further deepen the connection with local trades, this has both a unique aesthetic and economic impact on each project. Internally, the practice begins with a survey of the cultural and physical context as a frame of reference for moving forward. This open and objective approach allows Lukasz Kos to direct each project with unique insights to exploit for impact and place making.
Lukasz Kos is an internationally recognized and published architect. New York’s Interior Design Magazine recently awarded him the Best of Year 2018 International Residential Interior Award for his Cloud Villa project in Shanghai. A Licensed architect in Canada, he has worked in major architectural design offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Shanghai. At Frank Gehry’s studio he developed projects in Los Angeles for Mandarin Oriental Hotels, and flagship stores for Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co., along with a major renovation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
His experience ranges from small scale award winning restaurant projects in Beijing, to high-end residential projects, to mid-sized and large scale hospitality concepts worldwide. His restaurants have been recognized by both the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards in London, the AD Trophy Awards in Hong Kong, and Mercedes Benz. His 4treehouse project was published internationally by major design book publishers including Taschen. Giorgio Armani featured the tree house in the Acqua Di Gioia 100 Drops Of Joy Ad Campaign of 2010.
Since 2015, Kos Architects has engaged in boutique architecture and interiors projects globally. Additionally, the practice has pursued product design, and most recently online design tools for the architecture and interiors industry. The practice focuses on residential, hospitality, restaurant and commercial typologies requiring a high level of design sensibility.
Kos Architects is based in Warsaw and Toronto.
Registered Architect in Canada
Ontario Association of Architects
Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design | Visiting Critic
University of Hong Kong in Shanghai | Visiting Critic
University of Southern California, Los Angeles | Visiting Critic
University of Toronto | Adjunct Professor
University of Waterloo | Adjunct Professor
Master of Architecture (Honours) | University of Toronto
Master of Arts | Jagiellonian University, Poland
Bachelor of Environmental Design | University of Manitoba
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