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ΑΣ0316 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN (Required Elective - 8 semester, ECTS: 4)



Practice expertise in contemporary aspects of folding in architecture. The methodology of the educational project interweaves thematic research in: 

  • Origami
  • Papyroplastics
  • Folded plate and deployable structures
  • Single surface architecture
  • Advanced architectural geometry


The objective of the studio is the design of an architectural shell that explores the condition of pliability in terms of morphology and performance, demonstrating flexibility, diversity, and integration of heterogeneous components in a continuous system. The architectural ontology of the assignment responds to recent endorsements of the model of single surface and includes disciplined morphogenetic experiments with material and digital media.


In the final score will be taken into account: the quality and completeness of the individual proposal (75 %), integration of the 5 thematic exercises (25 %).


Agathidis, A. & Schillig, G. 2010. Performative Geometries.  Amsterdam: BIS Publishers

Βυζοβίτη, Σ. 2007. ‘Η αρχιτεκτονική της πτύχωσης: οντολογία και γενεαλογία μιας νέας πρακτικής’. στο Βεργόπουλος, Σ & Καλφόπουλος, A. (επιμ) Αρχιτεκτονικός Σχεδιασμός και Ψηφιακές Τεχνολογίες, Αθήνα: Εκκκρεμές.

Bechthold, M. 2006. ‘Surface structures in the digital age’ in: Lloyd-Thomas, K. Material Matters, London:Taylor & Francis

Foreign Office Architects. 2004. Phylogenesis: Foa's Ark. Barcelona: Actar

Iwamoto, L. 2009. Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques. New York: Princeton Architectural Press

Jackson, P.2011. Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form. Laurence King Publishing.

Vyzoviti, S. 2003. Folding Architecture: Spatial, Structural and Organizational Diagrams. Amsterdam: BiS Publishers

Vyzoviti, S. 2011. Soft Shells: Porous and Deployable Architectural Screens. Amsterdam: BiS Publishers


Bordes, J. (2007) La infancia de las vanguardias: sus profesores desde Rousseau a la Bauhaus. Madrid : Cátedra

Bergdoll, B. & Dickerman, L. (2009) Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity. New York: MOMA

Engel, H. (2007, 1964) Tragsysteme - Structure Systems. Berlin: Hatje Kantz

Kasahara, K. (2002) Extreme Origami. New York: Sterling Publishing


folding, origami, single surface, parametric design