alos creates contemporary spaces through a rigorous design and research process with attention to details and craft.
The practice has completed commissions for a range of programs and scales for private and commercial clients as well as institutions in New York, London and in Greece. Teaching and writing- complement the practice- and explore the junction of built artefacts and material culture within historical and environmental narratives.
alos is an anagram of ongoing interests and activities of the studio.
Recent projects are a private house, conversion of guesthouses, a Brooklyn art space, the renovation of a landmarked Victorian house in Knightsbridge and commisioned work 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 and educator. Her work has been awarded with a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. 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 and the Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship at Princeton University. Lydia is a doctoral fellow at the ETH, gta Institute, Zurich.
Prior to alos she worked in architecture offices in New York, London, and Barcelona.
Lydia has presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art, Van Alen Institute, Society of Architectural Historians, Chemical Heritage Foundation and History of Science Society among others and published writings in Kerb Journal, Pidgin, Yale Paprica and A Public Space. Alongside the practice she has been teaching design studios and seminars at Columbia University GSAPP, City College of New York, The Cooper Union and Rensellaear Polytechnic Institute.
Candida Wigan, Derek Lange, Clara Dykstra, Pablo Toubes-Rieger, Marina Santos, Cameron Fullmer, Henry Decrausaz
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
alos, 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