EKKY Studio / Kenzo Yamashita, Elina Kriticou
EKKY Studio is an architectural practice based in Nicosia, Cyprus. It was founded in 2009 by architects Kenzo Yamashita and Elina Kriticou with the philosophy of designing sustainable and engaging Architecture focused on people, culture and tradition.
Focal to its philosophy is to maximize the potential of each project they undertake in all relevant dimensions - environmental, social and economic - with Bioclimatic solutions being fundamental to their approach. With the use of diagrams, 3d models, animation, images and physical models, they provide a realistic experience of the design proposals at an early stage thus gaining the customers’ confidence and consensus. With starting point a thorough understanding of context, history, and brief and a subsequent holistic interpretation of every stage involved, they propose robust design solutions, using traditional and new materials combined in harmony.
Since its creation, EKKY Studio has accumulated substantial and diverge expertise, undertaking a variety of projects ranging from large scale, complex ones to smaller scale with private clients. Empowered by a team of innovative skilled architects of rich and variant background, it delivers a fresh approach to architectural design.