Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the Dark Matter Garden!

a3lab was participating at this years Chelsea Flower Show in collaboration with Howard Miller. Asterios developed the parametric model simulated the dark matter theory, which informed the garden’s design, in addition to the co-development of the 3D fabrication file to factory files and techniques necessary for the 3D-CNC bending of the twenty, 10 meters long steel pipes!The garden was awarded with the gold medal for best ” Fresh Garden”. More information about the project can be found here!

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About a3lab

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Asterios Agkathidis studied architecture in Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, completing his postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Staedelschule, Frankfurt in 2001. He became a partner in the architectural practice b&k+ in Cologne until 2004, then at VMX architects, Amsterdam until 2005. He later founded the architecture and research laboratory a3lab Frankfurt-Thessaloniki. His work has been published and exhibited widely. Teaching and lecturing experiences include AdBK Nuremberg, TU Darmstadt, University of Thessaloniki, the Islamic University Malaysia, the Columbia University and the Städelschule Architecture Class. He was visiting assistant professor in the Lebanese American University and Senior Lecturer at Raffles Design Institute Shanghai. Today he holds a lectureship for digital architecture at the University of Liverpool.

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