About Khôra

Our ultimate focus is PLACEMAKING

Khôra Architecture + Interiors is a design firm of architects, designers and collaborators working towards the common goal of advancing human health and wellbeing. Our work is based on the foundational principle that humans and our environment are intrinsically intertwined. Khora’s work aims to create places – of all scales – that people are healthful and happy being in; places that leave a positive and lasting impact on its occupants and fulfill our need to connect with our communities and the environment.

Our ultimate focus is PLACEMAKING

Khôra Architecture + Interiors is a design firm of architects, designers and collaborators working towards the common goal of advancing human health and wellbeing. Our work is based on the foundational principle that humans and our environment are intrinsically intertwined. Khora’s work aims to create places – of all scales – that people are healthful and happy being in; places that leave a positive and lasting impact on its occupants and fulfill our need to connect with our communities and the environment.

HOW WE WORK

Our work leverages our expertise in complex institutional, civic, commercial, recreational and mixed use projects to bring fresh ideas and an open mind to every project. We add complexity and richness through a multi-layered design approach, meaningful and rich consultation processes and application of best practices as supported by the latest research.

Unique to our practice is our visioning process through which your project’s full potential is diagnosed before even the first iteration of design is undertaken. This process has proven time and time again at providing a clear path to success.

DESIGN APPROACH

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

We rely on our passive approach to environmentally sustainable building and extensive experience with the integrated design process to set-up the foundations for a sustainable project. If care is taken in the siting, massing and preliminary energy modeling of a project, great gains can be made with little added complexity or expense.

As the design and construction progresses, we build on these foundations; always looking to simplify and reduce. We are committed to the pursuit of a more passive, durable, flexible and healthful and beautiful project.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE

We rely on our passive approach to environmentally sustainable building and extensive experience with the integrated design process to set-up the foundations for a sustainable project. If care is taken in the siting, massing and preliminary energy modeling of a project, great gains can be made with little added complexity or expense.

As the design and construction progresses, we build on these foundations; always looking to simplify and reduce. We are committed to the pursuit of a more passive, durable, flexible and healthful and beautiful project.

CULTURALLY SUSTAINABLE

Design of culturally sustainable places goes ‘hand in hand’ with environmental sustainability. Our approach to both is similar – passive, measured design, with attention to detail.

We pay attention to the details that allow for informal social interactions to happen naturally. Every project begins with a vision for extendING beyond functional requirements. Through investigations of scale, interconnectivity, demographics and enhanced programming, we develop a framework from which we begin our design. This framework allows the architectural elements to readily support and contribute to a sustained public life and an authentic user experience rooted in the values, principals and real needs of our clients and their stakeholders.