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ALOS is a New York based architectural design practice led by Lydia Xynogala. We produce buildings, interiors, landscapes, objects, environments and research.

Recently completed projects include a new private house and the renovation of guesthouses in the Greek islands, an art space in Brooklyn, a Madison Avenue jewelry store, a Victorian house renovation in Knightsbridge . They have been featured in DOMUS, Wallpaper*, Dezeen, AD, ArchDaily, Corriere Dela Serra, and in a book by Rizzoli among other publications.

We are interested in dialogues between material culture, the built environment and history. In our process we create designs that address a range of scales, drawing inspiration from the environment.  Through projects and making we experiment with various media; our research is rooted in articulating intertwined contradictions of natural and artificial realms.

Lydia Xynogala, Principal

Born in Athens, Lydia Xynogala holds a Masters degree from Princeton University, and Bachelor degrees in Architecture from the Cooper Union and the Bartlett School of Architecture, U.C.L. Prior to her independent practice she worked in several housing, educational, and urban projects at architecture offices in New York, London, and Barcelona.

Her work on the relationship between chemistry, material cultures and the built environment has been showcased at the Museum of Modern Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Van Alen Institute, Society of Architectural Historians, Chemical Heritage Foundation, History of Science Society and ACSA among other venues. Recent writings have been published in Kerb Journal, Pidgin and A Public Space.

Xynogala is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and at the City College of New York.  She has previously taught design studios, seminars and workshops at The Cooper Union, Princeton University and Rensellaear Polytechnic Institute and is a recipient of a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Thesis Prize, Humanities Prize and the John Leslie Design award from the Cooper Union, and the Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship from Princeton University.

Recent team members: Clara Dykstra, Marina Santos, Derek Lange, Pablo Toubes-Rieger.

Select Press

Corriere Della Serra, 2018.08.01
Wallpaper* Magazine, 2018.06.29
Domes International Review of Architecture, 2018.05.01
Domus, 2017.01.13
Dezeen, 2017.03.07
Elle Decor Italia
Wallpaper* Magazine, 2017.01.06
AD Spain, 2017.06.01
Archdaily, 2017.06.01
Elle France, 2017.07.11