Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis

Associate Professor
Technical University of Crete, GR

Associate Professor Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis is Founder/Director of the Transformable Intelligent Environments Lab.

Architect-Engineer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) (1994). PhD in Architectural Studies and Building Technology, AUTh (2009). Visiting Research Associate, Harvard GSD (2004-2006). Adjunct Professor, Department of Architecture, AUTh (2006-2009). Adjunct Professor, Department of Architecture, Technical University of Crete (2008-2011). Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, TUC (2012 – 2016), Associate Professor, School of Architecture, TUC (2016 – current). Founder/Director of the Transformable and Intelligent Environments Laboratory (TIE Lab), School of Architecture, TUC (2011 – today).

Specialization: dynamic, human-centered architecture involves research on kinetic structures, smart materials and responsive control systems for the creation of intelligent environments. Research fields: transformable environments, activity-based design methods, time-space relationships, user-experience design, educational environments and urban interactive accessories. Development of two specific approaches for the successful implementations of IT in design titled Spatial Economy and Sensponsive Architecture. He is the author of two books: 1)Transformations: Paradigms for Designing Transformable Spaces (2006) Harvard GSD Design and Technologies Report Series, Cambridge, MA and 2) Transformable Architecture: Movement, Adaptation, Flexibility (2011) ION Publishers, Athens. He also writes sci-fi novels. In 2008 he received the Europe 40 under 40 Architecture Award and in 2014 he received the Silver Award at the International Design Awards.