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As the founder and director at nea studio, I explore the ways in which design can uplift peoples' lives.

It's my goal to guide and support each client throughout a creative design process to produce sustainable solutions that support wellbeing.


Cocoon House, Long Island

Cocoon House, Long Island 

exteriors : interiors


Our architecture and interior design connect to the environment and its elements. We specialize in ecological material research to build unexpected exterior: interior environments for working and living. Our research helps underline the experience of holistic architecture and interiors utilizing environmental principles.

nea studio

Established in 2006 by Nina Edwards Anker, nea studio focuses its work in:


  • Architecture

  • Interiors

  • Furniture and Product Design

  • Landscape Planning

The award-winning practice operates in an environment in which project management and implementation takes 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. 

nina edwards anker

Cocoon House Interior

Nina Edwards Anker is an architect and designer professional who has taught at Parsons, 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. 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 AIA Long Island Award for sustainable design in 2020. 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.

research & development


We focus on the way light moving through spaces may link exteriors with interiors.

sensory installations

We work at all scales of design, from interior design and architecture to products and landscape.

These One-of-a-Kind Algae Lamps are the Unique that Unique Touch Every House Needs
Elle Decor
Designer of the Day:
Nina Edwards Anker
Nina Edwards Anker Designs Cocoon Summer Eco-home
You’d Never Guess This Sofa Is Full of a $1 Pantry Staple
U.S. Building of the Week: Cocoon House



Empowering Women & Driving Sustainability

nea studio is collaborating with WOMEN LIGHT THE WORLD to help women bring solar energy to their communities.


Monarch Sanctuary at Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

"Reimagine your relationship with nature" Nea Studio on Monarch Sanctuary creation team.


Cocoon House featured on cover of New York Times Home Design section

Cocoon House featured on cover of New York Times Home Design section,"This House Throws the Hamptons a Curve," by Pilar Viladas 


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