Innovative Architecture Strategies (Paperback)
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This book presents a series of contemporary, diverse and innovative design strategies that vary in form, function and design intent. The common denominator of all projects is the alternative and/or experimental approach of combining both private and public spaces. Diverse, innovative design approaches with complex programme are combined with socially and financially sustainable strategies. It shows design approaches with complex programmes, innovative and socially and financially sustainable approach. Innovative Architecture Strategies aims to help understand the different design approaches that can be followed when called to propose a concept and design an innovative mixed-use building. It's also a guide, point of reference, and inspiration book. The book demonstrates an analytical and clear way to conceptualize, explain and present a mixed-use design project. Each project in the book is selected for its different form, function, technique and design intent. They all offer a clear example of a design project. The diverse design approaches are presented in ten chapters. Each chapter begins with explaining the main concept behind the specific design approach and with a reference to a built precedent.
About the Author
Simos Vamvakidis holds a PhD in Generative & Parametric design in architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Prior to that, he obtained a Master's in Architecture post professional degree (MArchII) from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He also holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and a Degree and Master's in Architecture from NTUA. His teaching experience inclu-des architecture schools in the UK, Greece and Lebanon, where he taught 4th- and 5th year design students as a Lecturer and as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He founded the architecture office SVstudio in 2008, an office that has won prizes in a number of international architectural competitions.