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Sam Kapasa is an architect and artist based in London. He was trained in Tokyo Japan, leading to his passion for craft, authentic materials and a bold aesthetic. He brings art into the process of making exciting and authentic spaces. His work is inspired by the collage of ideas , materials and culture . The theme of juxtaposition is common to his work. He uses hand-crafted models to present provoking concepts which have the potential to be constructed into larger temporary and built works. In addition, he combines his use of hand crafted models with digital computer modelling to bring his client's ideas to life. Sam was shortlisted as a 'Young Architect of the Year' in Building Magazine (2018). His work was featured in Blueprint Magazine – UK (2015) , Burrasca Journal, Italy (2016) , Parksify Urbanism, California (2017) and Tate Modern, London (2017). Say hello, we would love to help you with your next project.
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Sep 2015 - Sep 2018 (3 years)

Working on a variety of architectural projects as part of this forward thinking design studio. Projects have been awarded RIBA regional awards for design excellence.


Jul 2015 - Sep 2015 (2 months)

Working with [login to view URL] to develop bespoke and crafted spaces for a variety of clients. Many of these projects explored innovative ways of enhancing small spaces.


BA Architecture

2009 - 2012 (3 years)

Masters in Architecture

2013 - 2015 (2 years)


Advanced Diploma for Professional Practice in Architecture (2017)

Royal Institute of British Architects

The diploma forms a gateway qualification to qualifying as a fully registered architect in the United Kingdom.


Young Architect of the Year 2018: Practice makes perfect

The shortlisted entrants for the Young Architect of the Year award have made big strides so far in a challenging profession. Thomas Lane, Ike Ijeh and Elizabeth Hopkirk talk to some talented young designers honing their skills. Photography by Tom Campbell

The Jazz City

Illustrated essay prepared for BURRASCA Journal. The ideal model of a tight partition of world’s economies and politics known as Three-World Model becomes obsolete and ineffective right after the defining of the Fourth World. There will never be a Fifth World. This publication aims to shift the point of view on this issue. Rather than focusing on socio–political aspects and strict categorizations, we sought for speculation on what a Fifth World might be.

The Future of Architectural Communication

Essay by Sam Kapasa explores the future possibilities of digital technologies in the architecture industry. Building Information Modelling allows for the assembly of diverse skills and professions into an integrated system. It is becoming an increasingly integral factor of construction within the UK – as the construction sector is set to grow significantly by 2025, it’s no surprise that the UK Government Construction Strategy has boldly mandated Level 2 BIM on all public sector projects.


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