KLAB architecture (kinetic lab of architecture), formerly known as KLMF architects, was founded in 2001 by Konstantinos Labrinopoulos. It is an international group of highly qualified and motivated architects who seek opportunities to create unique and intriguing urban events. Being a multicultural team, KLAB architecture is able to deal with a diverse field of projects, from large planning schemes to the completion of detailed technical drawings for specialised solutions. Such practice is at the forefront of contemporary international architectural design.
KLAB architecture finds inspiration in the interconnection and juxtaposition of everyday things in life. It combines the ephemeral with the diachronic, the classic with the modern, natural with artificial, large and small scales, conventional and experimental materials. The aspiration of KLAB architecture has always been: to create as artists and to implement as scientists. Freedom of inspiration, originality in design and strict project implementation are the principles that drive the office’s continuous development. Everyday research is integral to high-quality innovative and functional design. Every client is unique and poses a new and interesting challenge for the office members, who engage in an active dialogue with the client at every stage of the building process. Every project is tailor-made to the requirements and aspirations of the client.
KLAB architecture aims to produce high-quality architecture that broadens the mind and expands the potential of the architectural practice through unique approaches.
KLAB architecture is from 2010 operating both in U.K with an office in London. KLAB architects are RIBA chartered members and already have several projects on site, and others in the design process.
KLAB architecture has worked on a number of important collaborative projects with practices in the UK, France and the US. Moreover, KLAB architecture work has been published widely in architectural magazines and books internationally. Notably, in August 2008,
KLAB architecture achieved international recognition when Wallpaper magazine included it among the fifty most upcoming architectural firms in the world in its 2008 Design Directory. In 2010 KLAB was featured in the book STARCHITECTS of Collins Design editions among the 65 visionary architects of the 21st century. In 2011 KLab architecture won the prestigious award best commercial project 2011 for
Placebo pharmacy at X International Awards organized by the publishing company Salonpress and Russian Domus edition.
With a considerable number of highly successful projects in Greece, U.K and South East Europe, KLAB architecture is strongly positioned to tackle any architectural challenge with its unique attitude to design.
KLAB architecture (kinetic lab of architecture) Athens