Urban Couture Arkitekter is a Stockholm-based office, founded by Louise Jalilian and Koen Kragting. The office operates across the fields of architecture, urban planning, strategic development and communication. We believe that cross pollination between projects and disciplines is essential in fostering a critical debate, which prevents a rush to the routine and the obvious. Each design derives from an integrated approach, based on experience and analytical research seeking for optimised, exciting, innovative and sustainable design solutions.
Context, constraints of the site and socio-cultural, economic and environmental issues are processed, evaluated and optimised against the conditions and demands of the brief and the desires of the client.
Our projects transcend scale and type. We actively work with both the public and the private sector designing residential, cultural, educational and commercial buildings, urban development plans and interiors. It’s our task to balance the complex functions and logistics of these projects with their often delicate urban contexts to give them the significance in the public realm that our clients desire.
With every project Urban Couture undertakes an intensive design process to anticipate upcoming changes and respond to the continuous transformation of the city and society. The process is deeply collaborative, operating as a network of specialists in close cooperation with the client.