Established in 2006 by Nina Edwards Anker, nea studio focuses its work: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape Planning, Furniture and Product Design. The award-winning practice operates in an environment in which project management and implementation take place in parallel with model-making, prototyping, and experimentation with ideas, materials, and manufacturing processes. With a focus on sustainable design, the office maintains a cross-disciplinary nature where research and sharing ideas is an essential part of work philosophy. nea studio continues to design, develop and exhibit solar lights and furniture while practicing architecture and interior design at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The office recently completed a Gold LEED-certified residence in Long Island and a collaborative public solar lighting installation in the Bronx River Park.
interior : exterior
Our architecture and interior design connect to the environment and its elements. We focus on the way light and sun moving through spaces may link exteriors with interiors.
research & development
We specialize in ecological material research to build unexpected exterior : interior environments. Our research helps underline the experience of holistic architecture utilizing environmental technologies and principles.
nea studio creates solar-based design at different scales, especially amorphous thin film PV glass incorporated as a design element.
Nina Edwards Anker is an architect and designer professional who has taught at Pratt, Sotheby's Institute, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and New York University Gallatin. Formerly, she was an architect at the offices of Pei, Cobb, Freed, Owen & Mandolfo in New York; in Oslo, Norway, she worked as an architect with MMW Arkitekter and a-lab. In practice, Nina specializes in sustainable architecture and design; her work has been widely published and exhibited. She won the Good Design Award Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design for furniture, the A’Design Award for solar lighting, The Architect’s Newspaper Best Product Award, Domus Best Houses award, and the Home & Garden Award for Best New Eco Residence. Edwards Anker is also Design Director at Terreform One and a founding member of New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and an M. Arch. from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Carlos is an architect specialized in sustainable design, trained at the National University of Colombia, Polytechnic University of Madrid ETSAM, with a master’s degree from KU Leuven. He was an architect at the design offices of Rogelio Salmona Architects in South America and Wim Goes Architectuur in Belgium; Carlos and his team were awarded as Finalist in the Isarch 2015 international competition. Additionally, he has designed and contracted his own projects, country houses and cabins in the Colombian landscapes. His research focuses on sustainability: clean energies, recycling of natural resources, passive design, bio materials, as well as social issues of local cultures, economic gaps and population increase.
2019 : Domus Best 10 Houses of 2019
2019 : Home and Garden Awards, Best New York Eco Residential Project
2018 : Made in NYC - Gifted and Talented
2017 - 19 : Exposition of Science, Art, Technology and Eco Residential Project
2017 : A'Design
2015 : Good Design Award, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
2009 -2015 : The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Doctoral Fellowship
2007 : Norsk Form, Talent Zone, Copenhagen Furniture Fair
2003 : New York State Council of the Arts, Independent Project Awards