ABOUT

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YANNIS ZAVOLEAS, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Architecture (ongoing)
School of Architecture & Built Environment, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

CONTACT

Address: University of Newcastle| School of Architecture & Built Environment | Callaghan NSW | 2308 | Australia
E-mail: y.zavoleas@newcastle.edu.au; yannisz@alum.mit.edu

BIO

EDUCATION
PhD in Architectural Design NTUA (2011). Theme: Machine & Network. Technology as Metaphor in Architectural Design.
Master of Science, Comparative Media Studies MIT (2002).
Master of Architecture UCLA (2000).
Architect Engineer NTUA (1996).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Architectural design methodology & process; interdisciplinary design research; digital media & creativity; computation; dynamic simulation; digital fabrication

CURRENT & RECENT RESEARCH
Generative Processes with Advanced Simulation Tools; Variation & Progression of Biological Systems & Prototypes, Adaptations in Architecture & Urban Design; Bio-structuralism; Bio-Shelters. Resilient Structures & Metabolic Functions.

RESEARCH PROFILE: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/y-zavoleas

SHORT CV
Dr Yannis Zavoleas is a graduate of MIT, UCLA and NTUA, and is currently based at The University of Newcastle, Australia, where he teaches theoretically informed digital/analogue design methods, processes and techniques. His interdisciplinary also highly experimental design research has been widely published, exhibited and awarded. In 2014, he was awarded the PVC’s Award for Excellence in Research Creative Works. Dr Zavoleas has published papers through various research organisations including Thresholds, CommonGround, ASA, EAAE, CAADRIA, eCAADe and Kine[Sis]tem. Recent book chapters are also included in Architectures of Display (2017) and Perception in Architecture: Here and Now (2015).

Yannis is the author of the book “Machine and Network as Structural Models in Architecture”, Futura publications, Athens, Greece (in Greek)
http://www.politeianet.gr/books/i-michani-kai-to-diktuo-224622
ISBN: 9789609489317

Yannis is also co-editor of the book “Surface: Digital Materiality and the New Relation between Depth and Surface”, Futura publications, Athens, Greece (along with Nikolas Patsavos)
http://www.eaae.be/old/web_data/documents/EAAE_Transactions_48.pdf
ISBN: 9782930101464

EXTENDED CV

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