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Marilena Skavara

Marilena Skavara

Country: United Kingdom
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Marilena Skavara is a London based architect and a registered architect in Greece. Her work ranges from architectural and urban design to prototyping and interactive design. She has worked on professional architectural projects including private residences and interior design and participated in several international competitions. She is particularly interested in the use of evolutionary approaches in design and utilising digital fabrication techniques.

Her project ‘Adaptive fa[ca]de’ was exhibited at ‘Digital Hinterlands’ exhibition in London in fall 2009 and published in ‘Passages Through Hinterlands’ book which featured projects of leading graduates and young practices. It has also been widely published on several leading design blogs including DesignBoomVagueTerrain and dailyTONIC. It was recently awarded with Europrix 2010 Quality Seal.

She is currently tutoring at the MSc AAC course at the Bartlett and recently co-organised FABRICATE conference at the Bartlett School of Architecture.

MSc Adaptive Architecture & Computation, Bartlett, UCL, London, 2009. (graduated with distinction)
Architect – Engineer, NTUA, Athens, 2007. 

:: Photo information and credits:

1 > The kinetic installation as exhibited at Arups Phase 2 gallery in London, in October 2009, as part of Londons Digital Week.
Photo courtesy © Marilena Skavara

2-8 > Still image of the numerous patterns generated across the surface.
Photo courtesy © 
Marilena Skavara

9-11 > Ectoplasmatic Library Project | Project Team: Ricardo de Ostos, Nannette Jackowski, Samantha Lee | Interactive Design: Marilena Skavara
Photo courtesy © Samantha Lee

12 > Image of the kinetic prototype. 25 individually titled panels abbey to Cellular Automata rules and form responsive patterns that allow different amounts of light to penetrate the surface.
Photo courtesy © 
Marilena Skavara