Designing the non-standard
Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London
Monday 23 May, 20:00, theatraki
Today’s generative and parametric software have enabled new relationships to be forged between the design, development and fabrication of complex, non-standard forms. Pushing the boundaries of design fabrication Eleni will use recent works that she has developed at Wilkinson Eyre that feature complex curvature, integrated structural skins and parametric rationalisation to discus how high degree of geometrical complexity can be designed within contemporary practice. The main focus will be on how one can consider the design and production within an integrated approach to manufacturing.
Eleni Pavlidou is an architect and educator who specialises in the design and development of complex and non-standard architectures. She has practiced in leading design offices that include ZahaHadid Architects on high profile projects and competitions such as d’Leedon Singapore and King Abdulah II House of Culture & Art and for the last eight years for Wilkinson Eyre Architects. During this time Eleni has led high profile public and private works that include the iconic Royal Docks Cable Car (Emirates Air Line) towers, the recently opened redevelopment of the interior of the 1930’s Welcome Trust where she designed and fabricated the award winning grand stair and bespoke reception area. Elenicurrently is the project architect for the high profile redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.
Eleni has been educated at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In addition to practising she has co-taught for the last eight years the University of Pennsylvania London studio at the Architectural Association