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.
Our color of the month is the very seasonal green - whether it be one of the muted earthy tones like those found in the contents of Mishi’s own handbag, or a burst of vibrancy from a morsel on a delicious plate of food - green can have both calming or energizing qualities in the right shade