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.

‘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! Advertisements

‘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!

Sustainable Retrofits: Post War Residential Towers in Britain is available now, published by Routledge!

This book is the report on our RIBA funded research project presenting the state of the art of sustainable retrofits in post-war residential towers in Britain. The main aim for writing this book is to capture and re‐inform the current

Sustainable Retrofits: Post War Residential Towers in Britain is available now, published by Routledge!

This book is the report on our RIBA funded research project presenting the state of the art of sustainable retrofits in post-war residential towers in Britain. The main aim for writing this book is to capture and re‐inform the current

Participation in ‘Living with Apadtive Architecture’ Exhibition, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham.

Asterios and his MA and PhD students, take part in the ‘Living with Adaptive Architecture’ exhibition, Lakeside Arts Gallery in Nottingham. The exhibition runs from 12.May until 17. June 2018. You may find all the exhibits here:  https://stream.liv.ac.uk/s/2qu6v6kj

Participation in ‘Living with Apadtive Architecture’ Exhibition, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham.

Asterios and his MA and PhD students, take part in the ‘Living with Adaptive Architecture’ exhibition, Lakeside Arts Gallery in Nottingham. The exhibition runs from 12.May until 17. June 2018. You may find all the exhibits here:  https://stream.liv.ac.uk/s/2qu6v6kj

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Guest talk at the University of Edinburgh, 28.02.2018

Asterios will give a talk at the University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at 1 pm, on Wednesday, 28.02.2018. Everyone is welcomed!

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Guest talk at the University of Edinburgh, 28.02.2018

Asterios will give a talk at the University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at 1 pm, on Wednesday, 28.02.2018. Everyone is welcomed!

Kinetic Skin, FabFest 2017

Kinetic Skin  Our pavilion proposal for the Fabefest 2017 is hosting a sleeping/relaxation capsule that could potentially be placed in the city, responding to this year’s ‘pop-up city’ theme. The tradition of living capsules is very well known from Japan.

Kinetic Skin, FabFest 2017

Kinetic Skin  Our pavilion proposal for the Fabefest 2017 is hosting a sleeping/relaxation capsule that could potentially be placed in the city, responding to this year’s ‘pop-up city’ theme. The tradition of living capsules is very well known from Japan.