Sophia Vyzoviti

Soft Shells

Porous and Deployable Architectural Screens

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Textile as a retro-novel architectural device
  • Paperback 
  • 224 pages 
  • 15 x 10.5 cm 
Sophia Vyzoviti
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Content

Soft Shells is a follow-up title to Sophia Vyzoviti’s bestselling books, Folding Architecture and Supersurfaces. Where Folding Architecture explored folding as a design method in architecture, and Supersurfaces showed experiments in a fusion design field between product design, fashion and architecture, the new Soft Shells investigates textile as a retro-novel architectural device which is porous and deployable.
The book is lavishly illustrated with form experiments and has three essays that provide the reader with a state-of-the-art context for the architectural discourse on formgenerative surface.

Author

Sophia Vyzoviti received her PhD in design methodology as a Greek state scholar at Delft University of Technology, Design Knowledge Systems, where she developed a design tool conditioning the emergence potential of public spaces. In this approach, the appropriation of urban spaces by distinct groups was investigated through empirical research resulting to models of representation, explanation and prescription. Prior to TUDelft, she completed her Master in Architecture at the Berlage Institute after earning a diploma in Architecture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has taught architectural design at University of Cyprus, National University of Singapore and Delft University of Technology.  She actively engages in numerous workshops both as instructor and critic and lectures worldwide

Press

"In Vyzoviti’s work as well as in that of her like-minded contemporaries, the emphasis is not, to echo DeLanda again, “on the spontaneous generation of form” nor is it a matter of maintaining a position outside of digital practice; instead, such experimental efforts seek to forge new affirmative relationships between computation, materiality and the designer and as such rescue the contemporary surface from cliché." - Igor Siddiqui, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, the University of Texas at Austin

Quote

"Cut, Pleat, Tile, Weave. Four principles guide every project in the publication Soft Shells - a new publication that features porous, deployable, expandable and retractable architecture." - Andrew Galloway - archdaily.com

Specs

ISBN: 978 90 6369 269 8
Author:Sophia Vyzoviti
Format: paperback
Dimensions: 15 x 10.5 cm
Pages: 224

 

Cut, Pleat, Tile, Weave. Four principles guide every project in the publication Soft Shells - a new publication that features porous, deployable, expandable and retractable architecture. -- Andrew Galloway - archdaily.com