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Chrysostomos Tsimourdagkas

PhD Work

Typotecture: Histories, Theories and Digital Futures of Typographic Elements in Architectural Design

This research constitutes an investigation into the possibilities that emerge from incorporating typography into architecture. It includes a critical history of architectural designs which integrate typographic elements, informed by the associated underlying theory, and a proposal for new designs using contemporary digital design tools for the future development of this cross-disciplinary practice.

Supervisors: Professor Nigel Coates and Professor Susannah Hagan


  • Chrysostomos Tsimourdagkas
  • PhD


    School of Architecture


    Architecture Research, 2007–2014

  • Chrysostomos Tsimourdagkas is a registered architect in Greece.

    Besides my interest in the built environment, I have a great passion for typography and visual communication in general. I have worked as a graphic, product and architectural designer for several firms including John Wiley & Sons Publishers and Zaha Hadid Architects. My work has been published widely and presented through lectures and exhibitions in Athens, Helsinki, Berlin, London, Chicago and New York.

    My PhD at the Royal College of Art in London investigated ways in which typography can be incorporated into the architectural field, and was funded by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation.

  • Degrees

  • BArch, University of Thessaly, Greece, 2005; MArch, Architecture and Urbanism, DRL Architectural Association, 2007
  • Publications

  • [email protected], Typotectonics, The 3D Type Book, 2011, 66-67; Typotecture, 14th International Design Conference ‘TYPO Berlin 2009: Space’, 21 - 23 May 2009