A debut monograph on the highly sought-after architecture duo – Studio KO – distinguished for a trademark aesthetic inspired with clean lines and raw minimalism. Founded by French architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty in 2000, Studio KO has quickly ensured its state in the world of architectural design.
An invigorating modernist aesthetic inspired with ingenious allusions to antiquity and society represents their work. While Marty and Fournier are best recognized for their minimalist villas set in awe-inspiring sceneries, fresh works also cover luxury restaurants, boutiques, and hotels across New York, Paris, and London.
The monograph spotlights a distinct display of Studio KO’s work, from private residences in a breathtaking landscape, differing from the Moroccan hills to Provence and Brittany in France, to the deeply anticipated Yves Saint Laurent Museum.
Flaunting never-before-seen architectural designs, private photos, and impressive photographs of completed spaces, this book submits an interesting glimpse at the most in-demand architectural designers.
The title starts with one of Studio KO‘s most up-to-date and most public works, the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech. Glancing at the building through the lens of Dan Glasser and his scrupulous detailed documentation, the user can zoom in and out of parts and covers, catching in the textures and the construction quality.
‘As soon as I met them several years ago, I was immediately impressed by their uncompromising discourse and the integrity with which they spoke of their profession’, wrote the late Pierre Bergé for the book.
From there, readers are guided on a remarkable journey through Studio KO’s ever-growing compilation of magnificent private residences. Investigating elements and performing with light and environmental architectural, the architects build areas ideal for rest and reflection – referencing the language of modernism and pulling influence from the scenery.
All photos by Tom Delavan, courtesy of the publisher.