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Nasios Varnavas BSc (Hons), MArch Architecture (UCL), ARB

Biography

Nasios has worked for leading design offices Kengo Kuma Associates in Tokyo, Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna and for Prof. Will Alsop, who he worked with side-by-side as a designer and painter.

His passion for digital tools, fabrication and craft lead to a position at Based Upon and later at Heatherwick Studio where he furthered his interests on cutting-edge technology and fabrication.

Nasios has been actively involved in academia as a guest critic at the Bartlett, AA, and University of Greenwich. He was a Visiting Tutor for Media Studies and taught Summer School 2018 at the AA. He has also taught design studio at University for the Creative Arts. Currently he is involved as a first year design tutor at Ravensbourne.

Nasios believes that architecture, similar to fishing, should involve travel, long stories, preparation, anticipation and daydreaming. His practice philosophy is a non-crystallised, free-form process to find freedom through what we do; where technique meets poetry, expression balances precision and vision surpasses history.

With these ever-growing ideals, he founded his studio, Urban Radicals, as an open collective to fish for ideas and to cook radical tectonics.

Visiting Lecturer