The practice operates through built artefacts and their material affects. Working across formats and scales- buildings, objects, environments, interiors and texts- the practice gages architectural production in environmental and cultural narratives.
Projects range from commisioned work to self initiated projects, exhibitions and research. Embracing processes and methods from the arts and the natural sciences; alos is an anagram of ongoing interests and activities of the studio.
Recent work includes a private house, a non profit art space, renovation of a historic Victorian house; speculative urbanism for a Russian City and objects for Storefront for Art and Architecture and LMAK Gallery in New York. Projects have been published in DOMUS, Wallpaper*, Dezeen, AD, ArchDaily, Corriere Dela Serra, and featured in a book by Rizzoli New York among others.
Lydia Xynogalais an architect, educator and scholar. Born in Athens she lives and works in New York and Zurich. Her practice investigates natures of care and the tactics and by-products of materialities’ production; bypassing traditional dichotomies of the built and the natural, her focus is on their fuzzy assemblages. Recently she was awarded a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
Her work has been presented and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Van Alen Institute, AIA New York Center for Architecture, Chemical Heritage Foundation and in conferences such as Society of Architectural Historians, Architectural Humanities Research Association, and History of Science Society among others. Her writing is published in Kerb Journal, Pidgin, Yale Paprica, Desired Landscapes and A Public Space. Her research project The Dark Ecology of Magnitogrosk, was published by Princeton University. She holds an M.Arch from Princeton University, a B.Arch from the Cooper Union and a BSc from the Bartlett, UCL. At Cooper she received the Thesis Prize, Humanities Prize, Leslie Design award. At Princeton she was a Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship for urban research; she was also the program coordinator and designer for the interdisciplinary Global Forum on Cities in Shanghai. Previously she worked in architecture practices in London, Barcelona and New York (Miralles Tagliabue, Weston Williamson, Christoff Finio and Bell Phillips).
Xynogala has been teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios and seminars at Columbia GSAPP, The Cooper Union, City College New York and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she has lectured and coordinated design workshops in the US, Europe and in China. She is a doctoral fellow at the ETH, gta institute for the History and Theory of architecture.
Candida Wigan, Derek Lange, Clara Dykstra, Pablo Toubes-Rieger, Marina Santos, Cameron Fullmer, Henry Decrausaz, Matthew Storrie, Neda Mostafavi, Simone Frazier
Select Publications + Press
Rizzoli Book, 2018
Corriere Della Serra, 2018.08.01
Wallpaper* Magazine, 2018.06.29
Domes International Review of Architecture, 2018.05.01
Elle Decor Italia
Wallpaper* Magazine, 2017.01.06
AD Spain, 2017.06.01
Elle France, 2017.07.11
the practice, in short
architecture landscape object story
analyzes learns organizes studies
advanced land observing station
atelier laboratory office studio
alternative liaisons on space
another local ordinary salon
aggregate lateral ore strata
analog love of stuff