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The practice focuses on design concepts and has completed commissions for a range of programs and scales in New York, England and Greece.
Founded in New York in 2013 by Lydia Xynogala, ALOS is an anagram of ongoing interests and aspects of the practice; they are manifest in building, teaching and writing.





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.

The work engages in dialogue material culture, space making and history.  Drawing inspiration from the environment, the practice experiments with various media and representation.  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 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.

Xynogala teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and at the City College of New York and previously at The Cooper Union, Princeton University and Rensellaear Polytechnic Institute.



Team 
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


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