ksestudio is an award winning architectural design practice based purposefully and simultaneously in New York, London and Athens, led by Sofia Krimizi and Kyriakos Kyriakou. The prefix kse- (greek ξε-) stands for un- / de-, expressing the opposition to the normative condition of a fixed architectural practice. ksestudio explores its multiple locations in order to address different cultures and audiences and experiment with a range of design mediums.
We build, we teach, we research, we travel.
Sofia Krimizi and Kyriakos Kyriakou studied at the National Technical University of Athens, the National School of Architecture La Villette in Paris and the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York. They formed ksestudio after working together since they were students and practiced in multiple international offices like Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris, Steven Holl Architects and Office for Design and Architecture in New York.
They have always been teaching in parallel with their practice, design studios and research seminars, in a belief that research and practice form in equal parts their code of professional conduct and above all architectural curiosity. They have taught at Cooper Union, the Bartlett school of Architecture, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, uPenn, University of Miami, Texas Tech and the Architectural Association in London. They currently teach at UT Austin exploring the constellation of small towns in micropolitan rural America.
ksestudio will present their current work and research focusing on their on-the-road approach of both practice and research.
From Athens, to Paris to New York, to Texas, always wondering while wondering around.
Goldsmith Interviews is a series of faculty-led video interviews with visiting lecturers at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Each semester, the School’s Lectures and Exhibitions Committee invites international experts in the fields of architecture, architectural history, community and regional planning, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, urban design, and other allied disciplines to share career highlights and a range of models for practice. Goldsmith Interviews features short conversations with these experts, filmed before they take the stage for their public lectures.
The School of Architecture’s Lectures and Exhibitions series provides unique opportunities for university students and the general public to hear from some of the world’s most influential leaders in the design disciplines and to see emerging, forward-looking work first-hand. By bringing in expert voices not typically represented on campus, the School expands its offerings and advances its commitment to public outreach and interdisciplinary collaboration.