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.

ROCK ‘N WHEALS

Competition entry for a temporary canopy structure, In Flint, USA. In collaboration with Kyriakos Chatziparaskeuas and Ioannis Siopidis.2013  

ROCK ‘N WHEALS

Competition entry for a temporary canopy structure, In Flint, USA. In collaboration with Kyriakos Chatziparaskeuas and Ioannis Siopidis.2013  

Computational Architecture: digital design tools and manufacturing techniques

Book edited by Agkathidis A. BIS publishers Amsterdam, 2012. More info on Amazon!

Computational Architecture: digital design tools and manufacturing techniques

Book edited by Agkathidis A. BIS publishers Amsterdam, 2012. More info on Amazon!

Pixel3

Exhibition Design Installation, for RDI Shanghai in collaboration with Brian Manning-Spindt. Tong Qi gallery, Shanghai, 2012.    

Pixel3

Exhibition Design Installation, for RDI Shanghai in collaboration with Brian Manning-Spindt. Tong Qi gallery, Shanghai, 2012.    

Fold & Stick

Research led installation wall, developed in RDI Shanghai, in collaboration with Ben Prasetya Tanuatmaja, 2011. Download paper!  

Fold & Stick

Research led installation wall, developed in RDI Shanghai, in collaboration with Ben Prasetya Tanuatmaja, 2011. Download paper!  

Moiré: Sustainable Façade Retrofit

Sustainable façade retrofit for the Marriott Tower, in collaboration with Just.Burgeff Architekten. Frankfurt upon Main, 2011. More info in archdaily.com !   

Moiré: Sustainable Façade Retrofit

Sustainable façade retrofit for the Marriott Tower, in collaboration with Just.Burgeff Architekten. Frankfurt upon Main, 2011. More info in archdaily.com !   

Urban Islands

Ferry terminal for Thessaloniki’s public transportation system, competition entry, 2011. In collaboration with Kyriakos Chatziparaskeuas  

Urban Islands

Ferry terminal for Thessaloniki’s public transportation system, competition entry, 2011. In collaboration with Kyriakos Chatziparaskeuas  

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Architecture in Greece, Themata

Asterios is honoured by being included in  Themata, Architecture in Greece Journal: Agkathidis, Asterios (2011) Young Architects in Greece, Works of A3lab. Architecture in Greece, Themata, Athens, 01.06.2011, pp 60-66

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Architecture in Greece, Themata

Asterios is honoured by being included in  Themata, Architecture in Greece Journal: Agkathidis, Asterios (2011) Young Architects in Greece, Works of A3lab. Architecture in Greece, Themata, Athens, 01.06.2011, pp 60-66

Tree-Structure Canopy

Steel structure canopy for the Marriott Tower, in collaboration with Just.Burgeff Architekten. Frankfurt upon Main, 2011. More info in Archdaily.com !  Download research paper here!      

Tree-Structure Canopy

Steel structure canopy for the Marriott Tower, in collaboration with Just.Burgeff Architekten. Frankfurt upon Main, 2011. More info in Archdaily.com !  Download research paper here!      

Digital Manufacturing in Design and Architecture

Book edited by Agkathidis A. BIS publishers, Amsterdam,2011, English, Korean and Chinese editions. More information on Amazon!

Digital Manufacturing in Design and Architecture

Book edited by Agkathidis A. BIS publishers, Amsterdam,2011, English, Korean and Chinese editions. More information on Amazon!

Foyer

Foyer interior for the WestendGate Tower lobby in Frankfurt upon Main. In collaboration with Just.Burgeff Architekten.2011

Foyer

Foyer interior for the WestendGate Tower lobby in Frankfurt upon Main. In collaboration with Just.Burgeff Architekten.2011

White Chapel

Private chapel design on Kea Island, Greece, 2011.  

White Chapel

Private chapel design on Kea Island, Greece, 2011.  

Performative Geometries: Transforming Textile Techniques

Book edited by Agkathidis A, Schillig G, BIS publishers, Amsterdam, 2010. More information in Amazon!

Performative Geometries: Transforming Textile Techniques

Book edited by Agkathidis A, Schillig G, BIS publishers, Amsterdam, 2010. More information in Amazon!

Petra

Housing complex in Agios Athanasios, Greecce, in collaboration with AB Architects, 2009.

Petra

Housing complex in Agios Athanasios, Greecce, in collaboration with AB Architects, 2009.

Modular Structures in Design and Architecture

Book edited by A.Agkathidis. BIS publishers Amsterdam. German, English, Korean and Chinese editions, 2009, More information in Amazon.co.uk!  

Modular Structures in Design and Architecture

Book edited by A.Agkathidis. BIS publishers Amsterdam. German, English, Korean and Chinese editions, 2009, More information in Amazon.co.uk!  

Lydia Lithos

Municipal Centre in Paphos Cyprus, research led design, competition entry, 2008. In collaboration with Archiglobe/Johan Bettum with Ragunath Vasudevan, Nischal Abhayakumar, Dhurgai Kumaran. Assistance: Stefanie Maerzke engineering: Harlad Kloft/OSD. Cost calculation:Michael Voutsas, Dimitra Agkathidou, Just.Burgeff architekten.  

Lydia Lithos

Municipal Centre in Paphos Cyprus, research led design, competition entry, 2008. In collaboration with Archiglobe/Johan Bettum with Ragunath Vasudevan, Nischal Abhayakumar, Dhurgai Kumaran. Assistance: Stefanie Maerzke engineering: Harlad Kloft/OSD. Cost calculation:Michael Voutsas, Dimitra Agkathidou, Just.Burgeff architekten.  

Green Carpet

Office refurbishment, in collaboration with AB Architects, Thessaloniki, 2008.  

Green Carpet

Office refurbishment, in collaboration with AB Architects, Thessaloniki, 2008.  

3D Ornament

Contribution for the 1st biennial of contemporary art in Thessaloniki. Theme: Heterotopias for a city of 2.000.000 inhabitants. Collaboration with Vasso Gavaisse, 2007   

3D Ornament

Contribution for the 1st biennial of contemporary art in Thessaloniki. Theme: Heterotopias for a city of 2.000.000 inhabitants. Collaboration with Vasso Gavaisse, 2007   

Form Defining Strategies, experimental architectural design

Book edited  by Agkathidis A, Schillig G, Hudert M, Wasmuth, Berlin – Tübingen. 1st, 2nd and 3d editions, 2008. More information in Amazon!

Form Defining Strategies, experimental architectural design

Book edited  by Agkathidis A, Schillig G, Hudert M, Wasmuth, Berlin – Tübingen. 1st, 2nd and 3d editions, 2008. More information in Amazon!

In Transition

Apartment and retail building in Metaxourgeio, Athens,2006, competition winner. In collaboration with Choe.Hackh Architekten                                   

In Transition

Apartment and retail building in Metaxourgeio, Athens,2006, competition winner. In collaboration with Choe.Hackh Architekten                                   

Crystal

Sports and Cultural Centre in Holbladsgade, Copenhagen, competition 1st prize winner. By b&k+ Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Martin Kraushaar + Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Jochen Kremer, Joergen Nielsen Ingenioerer A/S, 2004.            

Crystal

Sports and Cultural Centre in Holbladsgade, Copenhagen, competition 1st prize winner. By b&k+ Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Martin Kraushaar + Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter, Jochen Kremer, Joergen Nielsen Ingenioerer A/S, 2004.