This book presents a series of contemporary, diverse and innovative design strategies that vary in form, function and design intent. The common denominator of all projects is the alternative and/or experimental approach of combining both private and public spaces. Diverse, innovative design approaches with complex programme are combined with socially and financially sustainable strategies.
‘Innovative Architecture Strategies’ aims to help understand the different design approaches that can be followed when called to propose a concept and design for an innovative mixed-use building. It’s also a guide, point of reference, and inspiration book. The book demonstrates an analytical and clear way to conceptualize, explain and present a mixed-use design project.
Each project in the book is selected for its different form, function, technique and design intent. They all offer a clear example of a design project. The diverse design approaches are presented in ten chapters. Each chapter begins with explaining the main concept behind the specific design approach and with a reference to a built precedent.
Simos Vamvakidis holds a PhD in Generative & Parametric design in architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
Prior to that, he obtained a Master’s in Architecture post professional degree (MArchII) from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
He also holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and a Degree and Master’s in Architecture from NTUA. His teaching experience includes architecture schools in the UK, Greece and Lebanon, where he taught 4th- and 5th year design students as a Lecturer and as a Visiting Assistant Professor.
He founded the architecture office SVstudio in 2008, an office that has won prizes in a number of international architectural competitions.
"This book may be a paperback-sized, 160-page, short-stature coverage in appearance, but its pages pack in a surprising amount of detail on modern, innovative design strategies reflected in a variety of projects, making for a succinct but powerful discussion that reviews different design approaches for mixed-use structures. No architecture or engineering collection should be without this important guide."
ISBN: 978 90 6369 456 2