Author Archives: a3lab

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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3D printing on textiles, workshop in Izmir University of Economics

I am happy to announce our ‘3D printing on textiles’ workshop to take place between 4-8 March in the Izmir Univerity of Economics. Stay tuned!

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3D printing on textiles, workshop in Izmir University of Economics

I am happy to announce our ‘3D printing on textiles’ workshop to take place between 4-8 March in the Izmir Univerity of Economics. Stay tuned!

Architectural hybrid material composites: computationally enabled techniques to control form generation

Our paper ‘Architectural hybrid material composites: computationally enabled techniques to control form generation’ was published in the Architecture Science Review journal. You may find more information here: doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2019.1666357

Architectural hybrid material composites: computationally enabled techniques to control form generation

Our paper ‘Architectural hybrid material composites: computationally enabled techniques to control form generation’ was published in the Architecture Science Review journal. You may find more information here: doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2019.1666357

eCAADe / SiGraDi 2019 conference participation

We are proud to present our ‘Parametric Beijing Siheyuan: An algorithmic approach for parametric generation of Siheyuan housing variants based on its traditional design principles’ paper in the eCAADe/ SiGraDi conference 2019 in Porto (11-13 September). You may find our

eCAADe / SiGraDi 2019 conference participation

We are proud to present our ‘Parametric Beijing Siheyuan: An algorithmic approach for parametric generation of Siheyuan housing variants based on its traditional design principles’ paper in the eCAADe/ SiGraDi conference 2019 in Porto (11-13 September). You may find our

Dark Matter Garden: a case study in algorithmic modelling and digital fabrication of complex steel structures

The research paper ‘Dark Matter Garden’ has been published in Frontiers of Architectural Research. You may find the accepted manuscript here!

Dark Matter Garden: a case study in algorithmic modelling and digital fabrication of complex steel structures

The research paper ‘Dark Matter Garden’ has been published in Frontiers of Architectural Research. You may find the accepted manuscript here!

‘Active Fabrication’ paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Architectural Computing

The ‘Active Fabrication’ paper was recently accepted for publication in the International Journal of Architectural Computing, in early 2019. You may find the pre-print here!

‘Active Fabrication’ paper accepted for publication in the International Journal of Architectural Computing

The ‘Active Fabrication’ paper was recently accepted for publication in the International Journal of Architectural Computing, in early 2019. You may find the pre-print here!

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Active Vault  Our pavilion’s inspiration derives from natural structures which can be found on pine cones and reptile skin. Composed out of triangular folded units which are being stuck together with an overlap, the components are forming an active vault-like,

Fabfest_18

Active Vault  Our pavilion’s inspiration derives from natural structures which can be found on pine cones and reptile skin. Composed out of triangular folded units which are being stuck together with an overlap, the components are forming an active vault-like,

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Talk at Docomomo UK

Asterios will talk about ‘Sustainable Retrofits’ at the Docomomo UK on Saturday, 7 July.2018 in ‘The Gallery@, 75 Cowcross Street, near Farrington station. More information about the event can be found here!

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Talk at Docomomo UK

Asterios will talk about ‘Sustainable Retrofits’ at the Docomomo UK on Saturday, 7 July.2018 in ‘The Gallery@, 75 Cowcross Street, near Farrington station. More information about the event can be found here!