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Asterios Agkathidis

Asterios Agkathidis

Liverpool, GB

 

About 

a3lab Asterios Agkathidis 

Liverpool, UK


mail@a3lab.org
www.a3lab.org
01.03. 2014


> EDUCATION
- 1999-2001 postgraduate diploma in architecture and conceptual design (with honors), Staedelschule, Frankfurt, prof.
Ben van Berkel, prof. Peter Cook, prof. Mark Wigley, prof. Johan Bettum, (today renamed in postgraduate MArch)
- 1995 Erasmus exchange program & scholarship, RWTH Aachen, Faculty of Architecture, Aachen, Germany.
-1992-1998 diploma in architecture and engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
> LANGUAGES
English, German, Greek, Dutch.
> ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE
- 2005-now founder of architecture and research laboratory a3lab Frankfurt – Thessaloniki – Shanghai
- 2004-2005 project architect, VMX architects, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- 2002-2004 partner, architectural practice b&k+, Cologne, Germany
- 2001-2002 architect, architectural practice b&k+, Cologne, Germany
- 1999-now member in TEE, Greek architectural chamber, Thessaloniki, Greece
> TEACHING / RESEARCH
- 2011-now Senior Lecturer, Raffles Design Institute Shanghai
- 2010-2011 Visiting Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University, Beirut
- 2005-2010 Lecturer, faculty of architecture, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- 2003-2003 Lecturer, postgraduate MArch, AdBK Nuremberg, Germany
held workshops:
- March 2011 Folding University of Erfurt, Germany
- February 2011 Digital Manufacturing, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
- September 2010 Transframing, University of Thessaly, Volos
- Mai 2010 Traces of Movement, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- April 2010 Faltwerke, University of Trier, Germany
- November 2009 Bodytecture, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- Mai 2009 3d modeling, University of Wuppertal, Germany
- April 2009 Textile Structures with Gabi Schillig, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
- March 2009 elastic space, with Gabi Schillig, Columbia University & van Alen institute, New York
- June 2008 ZukunftsWerkstattWohnbauen, Wuestenrot Foundation & German Architecture Museum (DAM),
Frankfurt
- Mai 2008 Morphogenesis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
- January 2007 Textile Structures postgraduate MArch, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
guest critic:
- 2010 diploma presentation, postgraduate MArch, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
- 2009 diploma presentation, postgraduate MArch, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
- 2009 studio VII, School of Architecture, EPFL Lausanne
- 2008 midterm presentation, postgraduate MArch, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
- 2007 studio V, School of Architecture, University of Frankfurt
- 2007 midterm presentation, postgraduate MArch, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
> PUBLISHED WORK
published books:
- computational architecture A. Agkathidis (1st print 2012), BIS publishers, Amsterdam , PAGE ONE Singapore,
- digital manufacturing in design and architecture A. Agkathidis (1st print 2010, 2nd print 2011), BIS publishers,
Amsterdam , PAGE ONE Singapore, Ki-Moon Dang publishers, Seoul.
- performative geometries, transforming textile techniques A. Agkathidis, G. Schillig (2010), BIS publishers,
Amsterdam & PAGE ONE Singapore
- modular structures in design and architecture A. Agkathidis (1st print 2009, 2nd print 2010,3nd print 2012 ), BIS
publishers, Amsterdam, PAGE ONE Singapore and Ki-Moon Dang publishers, Seoul
- Form Defining Strategies experimental architectural design A. Agkathidis, M. Hudert, G. Schillig (1st edition 2008 ,
2nd edition 2009, 3d edition 2011), Wasmuth Publishers Berlin & DAP New York.
articles & work reviews published in online magazines:
- www.archiscene.net 2011, project: White Chapel, Kea Island, Greece
- www.archiscene.net 2011, project: WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
- www.archdaily.com 2011, project: WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
- www.dearchitekt.nl 2011, project of the week: WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
- www.archirearch.gr 2011, project; WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
- www.baunetz.de 2011, project: WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
- www.detail.de 2010, project: WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
- www.german-architects.com 2010, project of the week: WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
- www.baunetz.de 2010, “Baunetzwoche 186#”, project: WestendGate Tower, Frankfurt
articles & work reviews published in books and magazines:
- LW02/12 2012, Seoul, Archiworld Co. LTD., project: WestendGate Tower
- Commercial Building Facades 2012, Shenzhen, Ocean Readings Publishers, project: WestendGate Tower
- City Embellishment 2012, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Press, project: WestendGate Tower
- City Index 2011, Athens, EASA Publishers, project: "Green Carpet"
- Architecture in Greece 45/2011 2011, Athens, "Young Greek Architects II"
- Joint Study Journal 08/10, 2010, Columbus, USA, article: "from Design to Production"
- PIRAEUS TOWER 2010, 2010, Athens, Greek Architects Publishers, project: Bioclimatic Wave
- MARK, issue 24, 2010 Amsterdam, project: White Chapel
- FRAME, issue 72, 2010 Amsterdam, book review: "Modular Structures"
- WALLS, 2009, Patras, SANA Publishers, project: "Lydia Lithos"
- arqa 09 06, 2009, Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro, project: Theater of Immanence
- Umrisse 09 02, 2009, Wiesbaden, project: Sports and Cultural Centre in Copenhagen
- Joint Study Journal 07/08, 2009 Columbus, Autodes Sys Publishers, article: Modular Constructs
- ZukunftsWerkstattWohnbauen 2008, 2009 Mannheim,Wüstenrothstiftung Publishers, project: "Grand Standing"
- 0119 2009, Berlin, Walter Koenig Publishers, works as part of b&k+
- D. Areopagitou 08, 2008, Athens, Greek Architects Publishers, project: "Camouflage"
- YEARBOOK 07>08, 2008, Athens project:" Polis"
- Joint Study Journal 06/07, 2008 Columbus USA, article:" Form Defining Strategies"
- Bauwelt 10.07, 2007, Berlin project: Sports and Cultural Centre in Copenhagen
- DOMES 08/07, 2007, Athens, project: "POLIkatoikia", Housing in Thessaloniki
- other places, 2007, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Biennale Publishers, project: 3D Ornament
- e-tipos 2.6.07, 2007, Athens, article: Architects on-line, interview and work review
- Disko 7 2007 Nurenberg, project: Sports and Cultural Centre in Copenhagen
- DOMES02/07 2007, Athens, project: "By the Sea"
- 5th biennale of greek architects, 2007, EIA Publishers Athens, project: 1m/500.000years
- 102 x metaxourgeio, 2006, Athens, project : Transition/Metavasi
- 5th Panhellenic Architectural Work Review 2006, Athens, EIA Publishers, project: "Park of Mourning"
- DOMES 06/06 2006, Athens, project: Transition/Metavasi
- brabndlhuber eine fiktion, 2005, Antwerpen, Walter Koenig Publishers, works 2002-2005
- Thomas Demand und b&k+, Deutscher Pavillon für die Kunstbiennale in Sao Paolo, 2004, Cologne, Walter Koenig
Publishers, project: German Pavilion for the Sao Paolo Bienale
- archilab’s earth buildings, 2003 Orleans, Archilab Publishers, project: "Vulkan" office building
- architecture as art, 2002/6 Thessaloniki, SATH Publishers, project: new promenade for Thessaloniki
- Frankfurt Sessions, 2002, Frankfurt, project: deceptive landscape
- 3d biennale of greek architects, 2001, Athens, EIA Publishers, project: Olympic Village of Athens 2004
> AWARDS
- 2011 Solar Prize 2011 for WestendGate Tower modernization in Frankfurt, EUROSOLAR, European Association for
Renewable Energy
- 2010 Architecture Award for Canopy in Frankfurt, Germany, Association of Greek Architects
- 2007 Architecture Award 2007 of the Municipality, for the Sports and Cultural center in Holmbladsgatde, Municipality of
Copenhagen, Denmark
> PARTICIPATIONS IN EXHIBITIONS
- 2012 16G/21F, 16 Greek /21 French Young Architects, Benaki Museum, Athens
- 2011 Public Domain Exhibition, RIBA 2nd fl. Gallery, London
- 2010 Nous 4M, Nous Gallery, London
- 2010 Up to 35, Benaki Museum, Athens
- 2009 Animated Space, EKEP Metamorphosi Hall, Athens
- 2009 triennial of greek architecture, Ladopoulou Hall, Patra
- 2009 modular structures, Design House, Darmstadt (curator)
- 2008 Staedelschule Alumni, German Architecture Museum (DAM), Frankfurt
- 2008 D. Areopagitou competition, Zappeio Hall, Athens
- 2008, Architecture Week 2008, Helexpo Hall, Thessaloniki
- 2008, ZukunftWerkstattWohnbauen, workshop results, German Architecture Museum (DAM), Frankfurt
- 2008, Exemplarisch, Ministry of Education, Wiesbaden
- 2007 Kardia housing in Thessaloniki, Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens
- 2007 Ben Van Berkel and the Theater of Immanence, Portikus gallery, Frankfurt
- 2007 5th Biennale of Greek Architects, Benaki Museum, Athens
- 2007 1st Biennale of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki
- 2007 Index Architecture, EASA07, Athens
- 2007 Skroponeri housing in Euvia, Helexpo Hall, Thessaloniki
- 2006 Rundgang, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt
- 2006 102xMetaxourgeio, Benaki Museum, Athens
- 2005 b&k+ works, de Singel, Antwerp
- 2003 Archilab’s Earth Buildings, Archilab, Orlean
- 2003 Bühne03, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg
- 2002 3d Biennale of Greek Architects, Athens
- 2001 Frankfurt Sessions, German Architecture Museum (DAM), Frankfurt
> LECTURES
- 2012 COMPUTATIONAL ARCHITECTURE, University of South Australia, Adelaide
- 2011 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, Raffles Design Institute Shanghai
- 2011 WORKS & RESEARCH, University of Bremen, Germany
- 2011 WORKS & RESEARCH, University of Konstanz, Germany
- 2011 WORKS & RESEARCH, Pecka Kucha Night, Beirut
- 2011 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
- 2011 WORKS & RESEARCH, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
- 2011 WORKS & RESEARCH, Malaysian Board of Architecture, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 2011 DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, International Islamic University, Malaysia
- 2011 WESTENDGATE TOWER, “new economics of energy efficiency” conference, Beirut
- 2011 DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, University of Erfurt, Germany
- 2010 WORKS & RESEARCH, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- 2010 WORKS & RESEARCH, University of Trier, Germany
- 2010 probation lecture, UdK Berlin
- 2010 probation lecture, University of Nuernberg, Germany (shortlisted)
- 2009 probation lecture, University of Muenster, Germany (shortlisted)
- 2009 PECHA KUCHA, Darmstadt, Germany
- 2009 WORKS& RESEARCH, EPF Lausanne; Switzerland
- 2009 probation lecture, University of Bieberach, Germany (shortlisted)
- 2009 probation lecture, University of Wuppertal, Germany
- 2009 WORKS& RESEARCH, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- 2008 STÄDELSCHULE ALUMNI, German Architecture Museum (DAM), Frankfurt
- 2008 DESIGNFUSION, University of Trier, Germany
- 2008 WORKS & RESEARCH, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- 2007 WORKS & RESEARCH, University of Cologne
- 2006 DDC KANTINE, German Designer Club, (DDC) Frankfurt
- 2003 WORKS& RESEARCH, University of Coburg, Germany
>PROFESSIONAL PROJECT INDEX
2012
> FIELDWORK Greek pavilion for the architecture biennale in Venice, competition entry. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Sophia
Vyzoviti
2011
> URBAN ISLANDS ferry boat terminals for Thessaloniki, a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Kyriakos Chatziparaskeuas
> DOKIMI sustainable hotel in Ikaria island, Greece, a3lab Asterios Agkathidis
2010
- MIND THE GAP apartment building in Thessaloniki, Greece, a3lab Asterios Agkathidis
- PARTAKE! Greek pavilion for the architecture biennale in Venice, competition entry. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Sophia
Vyzoviti
- PIREUS TOWER revitalization in Athens, competition entry. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & JBA
2009
- UPTO35 student housing in Athens, competition entry. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & K. Chatziparaskevas
- PRISMA municipal library for Chalastra, Thessaloniki. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis
- WHITE CHAPEL family chapel on Kea Island, Greece. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis
- HOTEL boutique hotel in Keramoti, Greece. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis
2008
- MOIRÉ facade revitalization of the WestendGate, business center in Frankfurt. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis &JBA
- VORONOI canopy for the WestendGate business center in Frankfurt a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & JBA
- LYDIA LITHOS new town hall for the city of Paphos in Cyprus, competition entry. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Johan Bettum.
- CAMOUFLAGE facade recreation by the new, acropolis museum, competition entry, runner up. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis
- GREEK PAVILLON for the architecture biennale in Venice, competition entry. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Sophia Vyzoviti
2007
- UNDER ONE ROOF orthopedic clinic in Hamm, Germany, competition entry, 4th prize. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & JBA
- THEATER OF IMMANENCE installation in the Portikus gallery, Frankfurt, a3lab Asterios Agkathidis.
- POLIS housing complex in Thessaloniki, competition entry, 3d prize. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis &CHA
- 3D ORNAMENT st Biennale of contemporary art in Thessaloniki, installation, a3lab Asterios Agkathidis.
- MOSAIC central square in Kilkis, Greece. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Anouk Vogel
2006
- BY THE SEA housing complex, Evia, competition entry, 2nd prize. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & CHA
- PETRA holiday apartments in Ag. Athanasios, Greece. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & AB architects
- GREEN CARPET interior, Thessaloniki. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Dimitra Agkathidou, Michalis Voutsas.
- ON THE ROCKS University of Kaiserslautern, competition entry. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & CHA
- TRANSITION housing complex in Athens, competition entry, runner up. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & CHA
- 1M/500.000Y Gyeonggi-do Jeongok prehistory museum, competition entry, S. Korea. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & CHA
2005
- NORDIC DELTA, Europan08 competition entry, Hamar, Norway. a3lab Asterios Agkathidis & Markus Hudert
- IJBURG, primary school, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for VMXarchitects
2004
- V.M.B.O. school, Maastricht, the Netherlands, for VMXarchitects
- GERMAN PAVILLON for the biennale of art in Sao Paolo, Brasil. Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde,
Martin Kraushaar.
- MAGNUSTOWER office tower, Cologne. Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Martin Kraushaar.
- SIEMENS housing complex in Munich, competition entry, runner up. Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus
Emde, Martin Kraushaar.
2003
- A NEW GARDEN FOR THE TOWN competition entry, 3d prize, Wuppertal. Arno Brandlhuber &
Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Terraform LA.
- CRYSTAL sports and cultural centre, competition entry, 1st prize, Holmbladsgrade, Copenhagen. Arno Brandlhuber &
Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Martin Kraushaar + Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.
- SPORTS & CULTURAL CENTER NORREBRO competition entry, 2nd prize, Norrebro, Kopenhagen. Arno Brandlhuber &
Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Martin Kraushaar + Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter.
- STAGEMAKER Installation for “Bühne03”, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg. Arno Brandlhuber &
Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Björn Martenson.
2002
- PRESSURE OF HISTORY housing complex near the Frauenkirche, competition entry, 3d prise, Dresden. Arno
Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Björn Martenson, Martin Kraushaar.
- ZECHE REDEN re-vitalization of old coal mine in Saarland. Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Björn Martenson.
- OYSTER DLR institute for vehicle conception, competition entry, 1st prize, Stuttgart. Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios
Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Martin Kraushaar.
2001
- VULKAN loft & office building, Cologne, Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde, Martin Kraushaar.
- VIEW TO THE GREEN fabrication & office building, Cologne, Arno Brandlhuber & Asterios Agkathidis, Markus Emde,
Martin Kraushaar.
2000
- NEW PROMENADE FOR THESSALONIKI competition entry, 1st Prize with Cuomo & Nikiforidis.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Raffles Education Corporation Limited, Shanghai, CN, Senior Lecturer

Oct 2011 - current
 

Lebanese American University, Beirut, LB, Visiting Assistant professor

Oct 2010 - Oct 2011
 

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE, Lecturer

Oct 2005 - Jul 2010
 

VMX Architects, Amsterdam, NL, Architect

May 2004 - Oct 2005
 

b&k+ Architects, Cologne, DE, Creative Director, Architect

Dec 2001 - Mar 2004
 

Education 

Staedelschule, State University of the Arts Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, DE, MArch, SAC

Oct 1999 - Oct 2001
 

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloníki, GR, BArch, Architecture and Engineering

Oct 1992 - Oct 1998
 

Awards 

EUROSOLAR, European Association for, Award

Solar Prize 2011 for WestendGate Tower modernization in Frankfurt, EUROSOLAR, European Association for Renewable Energy

2011
 

Association of Greek Architects, Award

Architecture Award for Canopy in Frankfurt, Germany

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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