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Akin is an award winning architecture and design studio. We have a wide range of experience in designing buildings and spaces for living, the arts and public realm, as well as bespoke furniture design and installations. 


We are committed to design which is specific to place by exploring the found conditions of an existing interior, building and/or site. We make connections by looking at the history, local construction language, landscape, as well as the social and cultural setting. This process allows us to make characterful, timeless yet contemporary projects which complement and reinforce the qualities of a place.


The studio approaches sustainability from both a technical and pragmatic position. We specialise in ultra-low energy design, with a certified Passivhaus designer in the team, experience in delivering the largest project of it’s kind in the UK and a breadth of knowledge in deep retrofit, re-use and low embodied energy materials. 

Founded by Ross, James and Louis, who have previously collaborated for over 15 years; we are currently working on projects within tight constraints such as urban infill developments, buildings in sensitive settings, listed buildings and conservation areas.

We’re based at our Hackney Wick studio but able to work across the UK - We're excited to meet potential clients and collaborators to discuss projects of any scale.


Architect's Journal Small Projects Award 2022 - Winner

Dezeen Awards 2022 - Longlisted

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