Kuba Tom is an architect, designer and amateur photographer born in Poland in the early nineties.
“Architecture is about people and providing them with intimate and comfortable spaces. It is about their immediate needs and respect for their traditions and personal stories. Architecture can be defined by simple moments such as enjoying the warmth of fire, appreciating sunlight and the view through the window every morning when you wake up. Buildings should be tailored to their users, they should tell the story of often complicated pasts, and should respect who the inhabitants are and the way they live. Architecture is about designing activities. By emphasizing human needs in design, we can raise awareness of spatial qualities that nowadays are quickly disappearing in the era of the generic and the homogenous.”
Kuba obtained his First Class Honours BSc degree in Architecture from the University of Bath in the UK. After this, he extended his technical and rather conservative undergraduate experience by challenging his creativity at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, where he was awarded a distinction in his Master of Architecture degree.
He gained his professional experience internationally. He worked at WWAA in Warsaw, Poland, and at Hawkins/Brown and Jestico & Whiles in London, England. However, Behnisch Architekten is where Kuba has spent the most time growing as an architect – firstly at the office in Munich, Germany, and later in Boston, MA, USA, where he works to date.