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Mr Asterios Agkathidis DipArch MA ARB TEE

Senior Lecturer Architecture


Research Overview

Asterios' research focuses on computational technologies and their impact on form-finding processes, material applications, sustainability, digital manufacturing and construction. This includes tools methods and techniques for AI-Assisted Design, 3D/4D Printing, Robotics and Digital Fabrication, Parametric Design, Generative Design, Material Computation and VR/AR/MR.

He has wide experience in the realization of complex geometries using digital manufacturing techniques and the 'file to factory' design process. He is co-designer of the WestendGate Towers (2009-2011, Frankfurt) sustainable facade, awarded with the Solar Price 2011 by Eurosolar (European Association for Renewable Energy) and the Tree Structure Canopy (Frankfurt 2009-2010) awarded by the Association of Greek Architects in 2010. He received the RIBA's Research Trust Award in 2013 (proposal on sustainable retrofits in Britain). His 9th book, 'AI-Assisted Architectural Design, was published by BIS Publishers (Amsterdam) in 2024.

Computational Design/Architecture

Asterios Agkathidis's research focuses on AI-assisted design, 3D/4D Printing, Robotics and Digital fabrication, AR/VR/MR, Computational/Parametric Design, Digital Heritage and MAterial Computation.

Realisation and Construction of Complex Geometries

The Tree-structure canopy in Frankfurt uppon Main, Germany
The Tree-structure canopy in Frankfurt uppon Main, Germany

Research Grants

Reflective and Dynamic use of Wikis to Support Collaborative Design Learning


October 2013 - September 2014