Kokkugia is an experimental architectural research collaborative that operates as Studio Roland Snooks' research and development platform. Kokkugia is a collaboration between Roland Snooks and Robert Stuart-Smith. While Studio Roland Snooks provides architectural services with a focus on realising innovative architecture, Kokkugia's role is more speculative - to imagine the future.
Kokkugia was established in 2004 to explore generative design methodologies developed from the complex self-organising behavior of biological,social and material systems. It is a networked practice with offices in Melbourne and London, operating through design experimentation, research and teaching.
Kokkugia’s work has been published extensively and exhibited internationally, including in New York, London, Paris, Melbourne, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow, Kiev, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Kokkugia were named the Australian Curators for the 2008 and 2010 Beijing Biennials. The directors of Kokkugia have taught at numerous architecture schools including: AA School of Architecture DRL, Columbia GSAPP, uPenn, SCI-Arc, UCLA, Pratt, USC, UEL, and RMIT.