Georgios Eftaxiopoulos

Info

  • Georgios is a Visiting Lecturer in History and Theory for the Architecture programme since September 2017. 

  • Biography

  • Georgios Eftaxiopoulos is an architect trained at the Architectural Association. He is currently working in London and teaching at the Royal College of Art and the Architectural Association, where he is pursuing his PhD in Architectural Design. Georgios has previously practiced in Belgium and Switzerland and taught at the Berlage and the University of Navarra.

  • Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes

  • Eftaxiopoulos, G. (2018) No-Fun: Fun Palace and the Cult of Flexibility. Perspecta, 51, pp. 255-261.

  • Awards and Grants

  • (2017) Mike Davies Travel Award, Architectural Association.

    (2017) PhD Travel & Research Grant, Architectural Association.

    (2016) Collection Research Grant, Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA).

    (2015-18) PhD Bursary, Architectural Association.

Research

Research interests

Georgios is a participant at the research collective The City as a Project.

Current and recent research

(2015-Present) Stásis: Towards a Critique of Flexibility in Architecture

The thesis argues that flexibility operates as an architectural tool towards the transformation of spaces that are becoming far from being ‘free’ and instead alienate and restrict their inhabitants. Producing a strange paradox that both enables change and potential and also dictates it, the project conceptualizes flexibility through the idea of stasis, arguing that it unfolds as a technique to achieve a state of stillness.