A kilogram is something physical. It actually refers to the weight of some matter. It is constantly reminding us that what we are doing, transforming the human experience and urban environment, has a real physical implication. Design is rooted in conceptual thought - the play between the physical manifestation and our conceptual design is what makes us tick. A kilogram refers to an absolute. In our work this is a constant reminder of the many scales which we impact. Evaluating our work on shifting scales is a central tenet of our design philosophy.
Kilogram Studio is a collaborative design workshop founded by an architect and an urban planner with direct experience in public realm improvement projects in Toronto, Montreal and Tel Aviv. In 2012 the studio’s two founders were selected to develop and exhibit a program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture as part of ABC:MTL. Kfir’s project on migration, Unfolded Box, (with Liana Bresler) was exhibited at Migrating Landscapes at the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012. Devin is a Toronto-based urban planner and recently completed a research sabbatical at the Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design, Tel Aviv University. He currently teaches an interprofessional course, Community Collaborations, at Ryerson University, is engaged in shared-use mobility research and is involved with the Toronto Union Station Revitalization project.