Established in 2003, by Stephania Kallos and Abigail Turin, Kallos Turin is an international design firm based in London and San Francisco providing both architecture and interior design services. The firm’s work combines the restraint and rigor of minimalism with a desire to challenge a more purely reductive approach to form making. Moments of whimsy, extravagance or eccentricity are used as counterpoints to the stark simplicity of the form. The goal of these moments is not to warm or soften the architecture but rather to present a contrast that deepens and clarifies the original idea – the equivalent of adding a dash of salt to a dessert. Designs are generated by first imagining the ideal form or concept for each project and then allowing the demands of the site, program, client and budget to alter and distort that form. Past and current projects include high-end single family homes and residential developments as well as office, restaurant and retail projects. In 2010 KallosTurin was awarded the prestigious International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for its design of the Villalagos Residences in Uruguay.

Abigail Turin runs the San Francisco office of KallosTurin. Prior to co-founding KallosTurin, Abigail focused on high-end residential and office design. She worked at David Chipperfield Architects in London and later collaborated with the office on the design and construction of the New York offices of Thomas Weisel Partners in the eminent Lever House building. Abigail has a Master's degree in Architecture, with Distinction, from Harvard University. Abigail is an Associate member of the AIA. She serves as the Chair of SFMOMA’s Architecture and Design Accessions Committee, and sits on the National Committee of the Whitney Museum.

Stephania Kallos runs the London office of KallosTurin. Prior to co-founding KallosTurin, Stephania worked at David Chipperfield Architects in London and New York, focusing on hotel projects and on the stores and concessions for Dolce and Gabbana worldwide. She was a designer in the office of Claudio Silvestrin and ran the restaurants division of Conran and Partners. Kallos Turin is a RIBA chartered practice.

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