Kokaistudios is an award architecture and interior design firm founded in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis.
Headquartered in Shanghai since 2002 they have grown into multi-cultural firm of 40 people working on a global scale with projects in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Kokaistudios partners with their clients to collaboratively develop innovative & ground breaking projects in diverse fields of design.
Primarily focused on developing cultural, corporate, commercial, hospitality & retail projects they have also worked extensively on urban regeneration projects involving the requalification of heritage locations.
Kokaistudios aims to develop projects that add positively to the built environment and social fabric of the cities and countries in which they are located.
Andrea Destefanis, born in Turin, Italy, developed very early a strong interest for visual arts and scenography. After graduating from University of Architecture Venice, he started to cooperate with several architectural firms and developed award winning projects in architecture and city planning. Moved by his personal interest in different fields of design he founded a cooperative studio focused on research of innovative instrument of design in computer graphics before co-founding Kokaistudios together with Filippo Gabbiani.
Filippo Gabbiani, born in Venice, Italy, developed very early a multidisciplinary interest for art and design. Upon graduating from the University of Architecture Venice, he began work on a European Community sponsored research project on the usage of alternative energies in architecture and worked in several countries in Europe and in the U.S.A. cooperating with prestigious firms of architecture, interior and industrial design before meeting Andrea Destefanis with whom he founded Kokaistudios in 2000.
- Heritage, culture and retail in an "urban valley". Shanghai Suhe MixC World by Kokaistudios
- Urban transformation and Beijing CR Land Galleria Shopping Center-Instreet Renovation by Kokaistudios
- Industrial Renovation, building Baosteel’s Future. Baoshan WTE Exhibition Center by Kokaistudios
- Former Rubber Factory Renovation by Kokaistudios. Industrial heritage and Contemporay architecture