EVA SOPEOGLOUD

Eva sopeoglou | Research Architecture Practice

SAY IT LOUD - United Kingdom

United Kingdom Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Architecture for outdoor living, temporary and temporal architectures from around the world. I enjoy visiting and studying buildings carefully constructed with craft, respect to materials, fabrication and technique using low or high technologies.

EVA SOPEOGLOU

Bio:

A practicing architect, university lecturer and researcher with degrees in Architecture from the AUTh, Greece and from the University of Pennsylvania, currently completing a PhD in Architectural Design at the Bartlett, UCL. The practice overlaps designing and building, academic research and university teaching: materialising architectural designs that address ecological, technological or social agendas, whilst attracting design awards, research grants, publications and exhibited internationally.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

A building with a profound impression on me, where I attended for 12 years of school, is designed by the prominent greek architect Dimitris Pikionis. Subsequently, I was drawn to study architecture to combine a passion for mathematics, art, fashion.

What do you do?

I am an architect, practitioner, researcher and academic. Currently I run my own practice between Greece and the UK, alongside being a Senior Lecturer of Architecture at Kingston School of Art. My research is on thermal comfort and sustainability.

What excites you in the work you do?

I am passionate and thoughtful about how a building, a space, the experience of architecture are carefully placed in context: the surrounding environment, nature. I design, research and teach about sustainable and environmental design.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Architecture for outdoor living, temporary and temporal architectures from around the world. I enjoy visiting and studying buildings carefully constructed with craft, respect to materials, fabrication and technique using low or high technologies.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

A practice-based PhD in Architectural Design at The Bartlett, when completed, very soon. Otherwise, a small self-built house near the beach in Greece. The project has been celebrated by the international architecture community for its poetic quality.

Featured Project Name: 

The Olive Tree House

Featured Project Location: 

Sithonia Halkidiki, Greece

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2016

Role in Featured Project: 

ARCHITECT 

 

Featured Project Description:

The client brief for this small summer house located in Halkidiki, Greece called for a low-maintenance weekend home located on a pristine olive grove hill overlooking the sea. The design has an ecological approach, the building is designed from the outside in. The rooms are provided with shade and protection from direct sun. The study of winds and local thermal phenomena were basic principles to ensure interior comfort.

Photography Credit:

Mariana Bisti

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