Costandis Kizis (Athens, 1982) is a practicing architect and educator, currently teaching at Leeds Beckett University, the Architectural Association, Central Saint Martins and the University of Hertfordshire. Costandis holds a PhD in History of Architecture (Architectural Association), a MSc degree in Advanced Architectural Design (Columbia University) and a Diploma in Architecture (NTUAthens, with honours). He is […]
Since 'hybridity' has its own complexity and logic therefore what is the logic of hybridity in contemporary Thai weddings? My study has an aim to explore the contemporary Thai weddings in Bangkok through the investigation of their hybrid elements.
The Transcultural Exchange in Architectural Knowledge and Building Practice between the Javanese and the Dutch in the East Indies (1900-1945)
Elena graduated from Diploma at The Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2012. In 2015 she completed The MA in History and Critical Thinking at the same school where she is currently enrolled as a PhD student. She has worked as an Architectural Designer in Mexico City and the UK, and as an architectural researcher […]
Architecture as an apparatus of governance: (British) architecture from the welfare state to the state of workfare.
This research attempts an architectural history of the present. It analyzes architecture as a dispositif operating within the practice of governance and unfolds a transversal cartography of architectural operations that problematize the relation of architectural practice to contemporary issues of political economy.
This project proposes a new systematic design approach for the architectural typology of the tower, a relatively stable organizational structure and formal language since the end of the 19th century.
The dissertation explores the long history of the term heterotopia from its emergence in biology and medicine in the late nineteenth century, to its appearance in cultural studies in architecture in the late twentieth century.
It is the hypothesis of this thesis that while Ventris lacked others’ experience in the field, his advantage came not just from his ‘brilliance’ but also from the forms of analysis he had acquired from his architectural training at the AA in the 1940’s.
Most recently, the surface, the skin, the façade, the building envelope and hence its material and functions has become a central focus of investigation.