Eva Sopeoglou

18 Southcote Road London N19 5BJ

I am Eva Sopéoglou, a London-based and Greece-based practising architect, academic researcher and university lecturer. My work is concerned with the interaction of humans with the environment both within urban and natural contexts. For example, it explores the notion of comfort in architecture as a multi-dimensional quality of inhabitable space, place and the environment; it also considers a tectonic, aesthetic and social-cultural definition of sustainability, taking note of the implications in the design of spaces. A recurring theme is the relationship between interior, exterior and semi-enclosed spaces; this is an often overlooked aspect of space-making which I consider crucial, both in the public and domestic spheres

I pursue a keen interest in materials, craft and fabrication and a creative engagement with technology informed by a knowledge of architectural engineering, structures and advanced building design. Through cross-disciplinary collaborations with textile and fashion designers we explore surface and pattern designs, materials and making, in bringing together the realm of buildings, dressing and textiles. Meanwhile, through an ongoing collaboration with metal fabricator METALSO we conceive and construct 1:1 prototype enclosures, perforated facades and environmental screens with cutting-edge digital fabrication CAD/CAM technologies