LIANOU, Natassa and Ermis CHALVATZIS (LC-A)

Smart Design Elegance and the Digital Craft

Series: What’s Next
Date: Monday 30 November 2015
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 52 mins

Architecture is like water. It shapes itself according to the nature of the ground over which it flows. “Smart Design Elegance” as LC Architects (LC-A) name it, is the quest for efficiency and beauty on all domains and cases, which is facilitated by the digital craftsmanship. It is a new paradigm, which blends and embodies into a digital-driven design process, sustainability, functionality, engineering and affordability with high aesthetics.

The lecture will focus on the recent work of the growing portfolio of the young London-based architecture and de- sign studio LC-A. They will present various scale projects that triggered their office’s growth under the prism of their philosophy and processes.

Natassa Lianou & Ermis Chalvatzis founded LC Architects (LC-A)based in London, after working for various world class projects at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. Their work focuses on their ‘Smart Design Elegance’ philosophy, which aims to bridge sustainability, engineering and affordability with high aesthetics into a digital-driven design process. Their portfolio spans from towers and masterplans to small scale products and interiors. They have won international awards and have exhibited and lectured worldwide. They are RIBA and ARB chartered architects in the UK and they both hold an MArch from AA DRL.

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