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Dr. Lazaros MAVROMATIDIS is an Architect-Engineer holding a Ph.D. in Applied Thermodynamics. He received his Architect-Engineer diploma from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (one of the oldest Architecture and Polytechnic Schools of Europe), Greece in 2007. He then received his Ph.D. in Applied Thermodynamics from the National Institut of Applied Sciences of Lyon (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Lyon) and the National School of Public Works (École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État), Lyon, France in 2011. In 2014 he nominated Associate Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Strasbourg (INSA Strasbourg) and is affiliated in the ICube laboratory UMR 7357 (team Civil Engineering and Energetics).Based on Michel Foucault’s philosophy, in 2017 he created the experimental architectural design studio “Climatic Heterotopias” that is integrated in the 4th year Architect-Engineer educational program of INSA Strasbourg.This studio was funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union in the framework of the research project eFIADE, which explored the thresholds in Architectural design education.

From 2011 to 2013 he taught at the National Superior School of Architecture of Lyon (École Nationale Supérieure Architecture Lyon), France and integrates as a post-doctorate researcher the research team MAP-Aria UMR CNRS-MCC 3495 working in the development of EcCoGen software and the thematic of generative eco-conception for architectural and urban design. Between 2013-2014 he became a post-doctorate researcher at the National School of Public Works (École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État) working on the subject of innovative building envelopes.

His scientific publications as well as pedagogic and research interests cover the fields of urbanism, urban design/planning, aesthetics, architectural morphogenesis, architectural sustainable design, constructal and applied thermodynamics, building physics, innovative building envelopes and generative eco-conception.

He coordinates a book series under the name “Engineering, Energy and Architecture”, which is co-published by ISTE Ltd and Wiley. He was member of the editorial board of the international journal Advances in Building Energy Research from 2015 to 2017. From 2015 to 2017 he received the honorary mention of “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing” from the international-referenced journals Sustainable Cities and Society, Energy and Buildings and City Culture and Society. He serves as a reviewer for the following international referenced journals: Applied Energy, Energy and Buildings, Building and Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energies, Sustainable Cities and Society, Applied Sciences, City Culture and Society, Sensors, Electronics, Buildings, Strojnĩski Vestnik-Journal of Mechanical Engineering (University of Ljubljana) and British Journal of Applied Science & Technology.

“I do not know or teach anything but I only have questions.”

Socrates

4th year Architect-Engineer Architectural Design Studio “Climatic Heterotopias” 

Pedagogic Team 2019-2020

Main tutor : Lazaros Mavromatidis (PhD Applied Thermal Engineer – Architect Engineer) Participants : Alexis Meir (PhD Architect), Florence Rudolf (Full Professor, PhD, HdR) Jacques Orth (Architect) + invited guests

Pedagogic Team 2018-2019

Main tutor : Lazaros Mavromatidis (PhD Applied Thermal Engineer – Architect Engineer) Participants : Alexis Meir (PhD Architect), Florence Rudolf (Full Professor, PhD, HdR) Jacques Orth (Architect) + international jury. The English teachers who participated in the English course applied to the GC4 project this year are: Alina Brooks, Nathalie Gast, Ian Leatt, Scott Muggeridge, Sietske Mirabel.

Architectural Design Studio “Climatic Heterotopias”

Being based on the Cornelius Castoriadis’ philosophy, the pedagogic act is considered here as the open-ended concrete praxis, which prevents the inconsious transformation of the actual boundaries of the students’ knowledge into an absolute edge. Thence, the present architectural design studio is experimental and aims to establish a pedagogic activity where the theory is given antecedently to exasperate a radical imaginary that constantly emerges out of the multiscale architectural project itself.

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