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Focusing on design concepts, the practice has completed commissions for a range of programs and scales in New York, London and the Greek Islands.
ALOS is an anagram of ongoing interests and aspects of the practice as they are manifest in building, teaching and writing.






Recently completed projects include the construction of a new private house, the renovation of three guesthouses in the Greek islands, an art space in Brooklyn, a Madison Avenue jewelry store and a historic 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.

Drawing inspiration from the environment and material culture the practice works with various media.  Chemistry and the built environment are an ongoing research focus.




Lydia Xynogala, Founder

Lydia Xynogala holds an M.Arch from Princeton University, a B.Arch from the Cooper Union and a BSc. from the Bartlett School of Architecture, U.C.L. She is currently a doctoral fellow at the ETH, gta Institute in Zurich.
A recipient of a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Thesis Prize, Humanities Prize and the Leslie Design award from the Cooper Union, and the Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship from Princeton University.
Prior to her independent practice she worked in  housing, educational, and urban projects at architecture offices in New York, London, and Barcelona.

She has presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Van Alen Institute, Society of Architectural Historians, Chemical Heritage Foundation and History of Science Society among others and has published her research in Kerb Journal, Pidgin and A Public Space.

Teaching design studios and seminars at graduate and undergraduate levels:
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (2017-2019)
City College of New York, Spitzer School of Architecture (2017-2019) 
The Cooper Union (2012-2015)
Rensellaear Polytechnic Institute (2015)

Princeton University (2012)




Collaborators 

Candida Wigan, 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


In Short



Architecture Landscape Object Story
Atelier Laboratory Office Studio
Analog Love Of Stuff
Alternative Liaisons On Space
Analyzes Learns Organizes Studies
Aggregate Lateral Ore Strata
Advanced Land Observing Station
Another Local Ordinary Salon