University of Hertfordshire

The Tectonics of Comfort between clothes and cities

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  • Eva Sopeoglou
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2016
EventPhD Research Projects 2016 - The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Feb 201623 Feb 2016


ConferencePhD Research Projects 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom


My research focuses on architecture and urban design that consider both environmental and fabrication technologies. More specifically, my practice-based PhD thesis considers thermal comfort from an architectural, aesthetic, and socio-cultural perspective. Architectural envelopment and comfort are here explored as multi-dimensional qualities of inhabitable space, place, and the environment.

This paper focuses on the project Weaving Shadows, a small summer house located in Greece. The project involved the design and fabrication of a 1:1 prototype. The design features a permeable and movable metallic envelope, a textile-like patterned surface. As shadows move during the course of the day, the house becomes a nomadic living environment. The project was designed and self-built using digital CAD/CAM technologies. The tectonic arrangements of semi-enclosed spaces suggest a possible sustainable future for architecture where the boundaries between exterior and interior are negotiable, and bodies can freely inhabit both sides of the architectural fabric.


Eva Sopeoglou, ‘The Tectonics of Comfort between clothes and cities’, paper presented at PhD Research Projects 2016, London, UK, 23 February, 2016.


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