KOSMOS Architects is an office collaborating virtually, bringing together partners based in Geneva, Moscow, Graz and New York. KOSMOS designs projects and environments of all types and scales: from a door handle to a city; from hardcore architecture to pop-up art installations. The office combines art and technology, global experience with respect to local context, academic research and practical architecture.
KOSMOS’ work expands to non-architectural projects as well, often collaborating with artists, photographers, designers, publishers and researchers. Research topics of the office range from the history of Kazimir Malevich grave to architecture of scaffoldings; from regulations of public spaces to relations between architecture and alcohol.
Work of KOSMOS was exhibited at Swiss Architecture Museum, Venice Biennale, Sao Paolo Biennale, Garage Museum of Art, Moscow Architecture Biennale, Swiss Art and Design awards 2017 and other institutions.
Partners of KOSMOS are originally from Moscow, Russia; they received architectural education in Columbia University GSAPP in New York, Shibaura Institute in Tokyo and Moscow Architectural Institute. For more than 6 years they have been colaborators of OMA*AMO and SOM in New York and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel.
Porto Academy is the result of an enormous passion for architecture as a discipline. We admire the figures that dream about it, who build, study and promote it. We believe that practice - as an exercise of the architect’s profession - is central to the future of the discipline, and therefore one of the reasons why we’ve founded Porto Academy. For a week period, one lives the passion for the discipline of architecture and enjoys intellectual freedom.