Design thinking — architecture | Christos Passas | TEDxUniversityofNicosia

In this TEDx University of Nicosia talk, Christos Passas gives us his insights into designing beautiful but also practical buildings in the digital age.

Christos was born in Famagusta and grew up in Cyprus. He gained his Architectural degree at the School of Architecture of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 1995, as a Fulbright Scholar and continued his studies in the field of Advanced Architectural Design at the Architectural Association, London, where he graduated in 1998.

An Associate Director at Zaha Hadid Architects, he has worked with the firm since February 1998. Project Designer for seminal projects including the Stirling Prize nominee, the Phaeno Science Center Wolfsburg, completed in 2005, now leads the projects for Eleftheria Square renovation, the OPUS, BEKO, Dominion M and others.

In 2007, he returned to the AA to teach Parametric Design and Urbanism with Patrik Schumacher. He served as Guest DAAD Professor at the Dessau Institute of Architecture (Dessau) until 2012, were he held his own Master Design Studio researching notions of Architecture with a strong interest in innovative technologies and design.

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