Federation Member
Niko Kapa
INTRODUCTION

Niko Kapa


Participated in which domestic and international professional associations:

RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects

AIA, American Institute of Architects

UAE Society of Engineers

TCG, Technical Chamber of Greece

IAD, International Association of Designers

ICCI, International Council of Creative Industries

IDC, International Design Club

AIBA, Alliance of International Business Associations

IBSP, International Bureau of Service Providers

ISPM, International Society of Product Manufacturers

APDF, Asia Pacific Designers Federation

WDC, World Design Consortium


Engaged in professional work resume:

Studio Niko Kapa supports innovative architecture, using research as an integral part of the design process. Purpose of Studio is to raise awareness about architecture and urbanism within civil society with the ambition is to provide a public forum for debating the present and future of architecture and cities. By developing a wide range of activities, the Studio seeks to shed light on modern architecture, urban and landscape design, targeting the recognition of modern heritage. It wishes to develop the cultural value of architecture and design and the recognition of the social impact it has on urban regeneration, building communities, education and vocational development.

The collective work follows a focus on materiality, efficiency and optimization of logistics, especially when it comes to sustainable and modest design solutions. This comes along with the belief that good design springs from knowledge and exploration. Studio Niko Kapa supports the philosophy that leads to a final design product appealing on a number of levels, ranging from strict functionality to the intellectual adventure of connecting form to purpose in both the designer’s mind and that of the user or client.


The main achievements:

2018, Winner, iF Design Award, Munich

2018, Bronze Prize (Interior Products), EPDA / European Product Design Award

2018, Winner (Industrial Design), Asia Design Prize, Seoul

2018, Winner (Furniture Design), Asia Design Prize, Seoul

2018, Winner, NOW Award, DRIVENxDESIGN, Melbourne

2017, Laureate, AIA Middle East Design Awards, American Institute of Architects, Dubai

2017, Honourable Mention, London Creative Award, London

2017, Gold Prize (Architecture-Landmarks), IDA / International Design Award, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles

2017, Gold Prize (Architecture-Conceptual), IDA / International Design Award, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles

2017, Bronze Prize (Architecture-Sustainability), IDA / International Design Award, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles

2017, Bronze Prize (Architecture-Institutional), IDA / International Design Award, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles

2017, Laureate, AIA Emerging Professionals, American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C.

2017, Shortlisted, Red Dot Award, Singapore

2017, Nominee, European Product Designer of the Year, Brussels

2017, Platinum Prize (Transportation), EPDA / European Product Design Award, Brussels

2017, Silver Prize (Home Interior Products), EPDA / European Product Design Award, Brussels

2017, Honourable Mention (Interior Furniture), EPDA / European Product Design Award, Brussels

2017, 3rd Prize, Audi Innovation Award, Audi Middle East, Dubai

2017, Special Mention, German Design Award, German Design Council Foundation, Frankfurt

2016, Laureate, AIA Middle East Design Awards, American Institute of Architects, Cairo

2016, Gold Prize, Spark International Awards, New York

2016, Shortlisted, DAF Award, New Delhi

2016, Best of Best, Iconic Awards, Munich

2016, Bronze Prize (Institutional Architecture), AAP / American Architecture Prize, New York

2016, 2nd Prize (Future Projects – Innovative Designs), Asia Architecture Award, 2AAA & Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria

2016, Winner, DA Industrial Design Award, Design Amid, Italy

2016, 1st Prize (Cultural Architecture), RTF Sustainability Award, Rethinking the Future, India

2016, 1st Prize (Sports & Recreation Architecture), RTF Sustainability Award, Rethinking the Future, India

2016, 3rd Prize (Mixed Use Architecture), RTF Sustainability Award, Rethinking the Future, India

2016, Longlist (Future Projects), WAN Award, World Architecture, United Kingdom

2016, Bronze Prize / Social Design, A’ Design Awards, Italy

2016, Finalist, Florim Exhib-it! Competition, Florim Ceramiche, Milan

2016, Selected, Babel Towers Competition, New York

2015, Silver Prize / Architecture, Building & Structure Design, IADA / International Architecture Design Awards, Italy

2015, Silver Prize / Sustainable Products, Projects & Green Design, GAIA / International Green Design Awards, Italy

2015, 1st Prize, Future of Shade Competition, Sunbrella, New York

2015, Silver Prize / Futuristic Design, A’ Design Awards, Italy

2013, Special Mention, Natural Systems Competition, New York

2012, Laureate, Yamaha Xenter Design Award

2010, Laureate, WA Awards, World Architecture Community


Application to join the APDF statement:


I am an award winning Architect, Industrial Designer and Researcher based in Dubai. My professional work has attracted prestigious International Architecture and Design Awards, while my research work has been published and exhibited internationally.

With an interest in the pioneering research and investigation, I strive to maintain an active role throughout the design process, in the interrelated fields of architecture and design. I have a genuine interest in the building and construction industry, with a specific focus on sustainability as well as the cultural importance of architecture. My work is addressing urban planning, architecture and industrial design, with an effort to build linksbetween theory and practice.