Koko Architecture + Design is dedicated to the ideal that design has the ability to improve our lives. While specialization within a discipline has its role, the studio is committed to design in the widest possible sense: From the bend of an elevated railway to the curve of a playground slide.
A graphic designer and her husband from Tokyo approached Koko to design a unique home in downtown New York for their young children. The Katoh loft was an experiment in creating a simple modern loft using color and a material palette borrowed from old Japanese folk houses. Traditional Japanese architecture is reinterpreted in full height storage walls throughout the space.