KAWOKA is a Berlin based practice for conceptual and spatial design. It was formed by architects Anna Kalvelage and Mirjam Wolf in 2011. KAWOKA designs spaces of different scales and develops and implements interdisciplinary planning processes. We regard clarity, diversity, context, flexibility and participation as a prerequisite for a sustainable approach to design and design processes. Consequently, we focus upon works which allow for improvisation, adaptation and change whether they are large or small commissions, for temporary or permanent use, public or private. KAWOKA is currently involved in projects in Germany and South Africa.




Anna Kalvelage studied Architecture at TU Berlin and TU Delft with a grant from the European Union. She gained practical experience in Berlin design studios, i.e. Bundschuh Architekten. An example of her work is the re-known Falckenberg Collection, part of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Anna designs and realises textile objects and costumes of various scales.


Mirjam Wolf studied Architecture at TU Berlin. In 2006, she founded Turkis Design, a Johannesburg-based studio that has contributed to public art programs and urban regeneration projects in South Africa. She consulted to giz on the spatial framework for Pikine, Dakar and to the City of Tshwane on a policy for art in public spaces. Mirjam has lectured at Wits School of Architecture and Greenside Design Center in Johannesburg and ran international design workshop throughout Europe.




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KAWOKA ist ein Berliner Büro für Raumgestaltung und Konzeption. Es wurde 2011 von den beiden Architektinnen Anna Kalvelage und Mirjam Wolf gegründet.

Zu den Arbeitsbereichen von KAWOKA gehören die Gestaltung von Räumen in unterschiedlichem Maßstab, die Entwicklung und Durchführung interdisziplinärer Planungsprozesse sowie der Entwurf von Möbeln und Objekten. KAWOKA engagiert sich für eine partizipative Stadtgestaltung, insbesondere mit Kindern und Jugendlichen.