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Stavros Gargaretas Selected works

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ACADEMIC PROJECTS 1. Master Thesis, Tehnical University of Delft, NL, Adaptive City Studio, The Why Factory, 2013/14 Inhabiting Zero Wasted Space, *High Commendation

2. Building Technology Project, Tehnical University of Delft, NL Sanatorium Zonnestraal; adaptation of the Dresselhuys pavilion, 2011 3. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Sheffield, UK An Urban Experiment, 2007/8 *Building Prize for final year work

4. Undergraduate 3, University of Sheffield, UK A Market for Ecclesall Road, 2007

PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS 1. Commission, Sadar Vuga Arhitekti, SI MAKS_Maribor Cultural Centre 2010/11 (10 months) 2. Competition, Sadar Vuga Arhiteki, SI K66_Window to the park 2010 (2 months) 3. Competition, Sadar Vuga Arhiteki, SI Pireuas Tower, 2010/11 (2 months) 4. Commission, R.C.Tech, GR Art Athens Pavilion 2011 (2 months) 5. Commission, R.C.Tech, GR WRC Rally Acropolis Trophy 2011 (1 month)

Curriculum Vitae LANGUAGE SKILLS Greek: Native English: Native German: Goethe Zertifikat B1 French: IGCSE French CAD SKILLS Autocad Rhinoceros V-Ray for Rhinoceros Grasshopper Adobe Creative Suite [Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premier] EDUCATION Tehnical University of Delft, NL MSc, Master of Science in Architecture, Cum Laude

2011 2014

University of Sheffield, UK MEng, Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering and Architecture, Cum Laude

2004 2008

Campion International School of Athens, GR International Baccalaureate diploma

2003/ 2004

* High Commendation on Graduation Research

*Building Prize for final year work, *John Carr Memorial Prize (Equivilant to BA in Architecture and MEng in Structural Enigeering)


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Final Master Thesis to be published in upcoming publication “Trasformer” (The Why Factory) Final bachelor Research featured in group exhibition at the Athens Arts Council, Municipality of Athens, Greece. (‘Common Grounds’ November 2009) Final bachelor Research featured in the Sheffield School of Architecture ‘degree show’ (2008) Final bachelor Research featured in supervising tutors website:


Photography Basketball, cycling, swimming Performance arts: drama and theatre

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE The Why Factory, TUDelft, NL The Why Factory (T?F) is a global think-tank, run by MVRDV and Delft University of Technology and led by professor Winy Maas.

Researcher Is involved in the research project “Mediating Presence”in collaboration with KTH Stockholm.

The Why Factory, TUDelft, NL Research Assistant (8 months) Was involved in the editing of publication “We Want World Wonders”. Acted as Teaching Assistant to “4 minute City” studio. Was involved in the organization of the workshop “Postopias” run by The Why Factory.

May 2014 - Present

July 2012 Feb 2013

R.C.Tech Architectural Office, Athens, GR R.C.TECH was founded in Athens in 1995 by architects Nasos E. Chamilothoris, Dania Panagiotopoulou and engineer Vassilis Douridas. (

Architectural Assistant (6 Months) Was involved in a number of small scale projects, from concept to manufacturing phase. Was involved in the drafting of documents for the Design Development Phase of an apartment in Athens. >>Participated in 3 projects (see appended portfolio for selected projects)

Mar 2011 Aug 2011

Sadar Vuga Arhitekti, Ljubljana, SI SADAR + VUGA was founded by jurij sadar and bostjan vuga in ljubljana in 1996. (

Architectural Assistant (1 year and 2 Months) Participated in client meetings and was responsible for the coordination between structural and environmental consultants in design competitions. Created models for Design Development Phase and project presentations. Produced visualisations as well as project diagrams. Was involved in Drafting technical documents for Design Development Phase. >>Participated in 5 projects (see appended portfolio for selected projects)

Jan 2010 Mar 2011

HILL INTERNATIONAL - Abu Dhabi, UAE Hill International was founded in 1976 and stands today a one of the largest construction claims consulting firms in the world. (http://www.

Intern/ Architectural Assistant (3 months) Assisted the Senior Architect assigned on the SHAMS project, and participated in meetings with consultants. Was involved in the inspection of design documentation submitted by architecture offices. Was involved in the coordination between the construction site and the consultants.

Jul 2007 Sep 2007


Inhabiting Zero Wasted Space Master Thesis

Winy Maas + Ulf Hackauf +Adrian Ravon The Why Factory, TUDelft, Netherlands *High Commendation

Description: Individual Project Taking the human body as a starting point, the project develops a series of tools with which to investigate the minimum habitable space that a human can occupy. The first tool, a mapping device, tracks and logs human occupation of space during different moments of the day and generates the Zero Wasted Space model. This provides us with valuable information we can access, about the way we inhabit space. The Second tool, the interface, allows the human to interact with the information carried down, adding comfort and livability to the model of Zero Wasted Space. This provides us with a new model of ergonomic living; one that has arisen in the first place by our patterns of movement in space, and one that has become inhabitable by our interaction

Understanding space usage through photographic frames

Tracking Exploration with analogu on understanding of

Exploring space usage through Kinect Sensor [muybridge exploration]

the body ue and digital techniques human space usage

Tracking of body

1 sec

Occupied 3d space

Occupied 2d space in section

Section fo

4 sec

Device 1_Mapping histor A tool that maps and archives o

or memory

memory of 2 sec

8 sec

ry of space usage [kinect] our activities in space, over time

memory of 10 sec

memory of 14 sec

25 sec Worm of space Usage

Output_Space usage mapp Devi Our life becomes an access A tool that maps and archives o

ped at 2 second timeframes ice 1 sible archive of space usage our activities in space, over time

4 person scenario_ 20 minute fragments from the worm

Zero Wast 4 person

ted Space scenario

Could this become the volume that a 4 person family inhabits

Could the space we inhabit be different at different times of the day. Could it be based on our space usage. Could we live in Zero Wasted Space?

Explorations on comfort

Com An Exploration on para the adding of the direct interaction betwee

mfort ameters of comfort and en user and the Zero Wasted Space model

Adding Comfort to Zero Wasted Space Time 18:00 - 18:20

Zero Wasted Space 18:00 - 18:00

Inhabited Zero The deconstruction of a 4 person house to 18:00 -

Inhabited Zero Wasted Space 18:00 - 18:20

o Wasted Space o a model of Inhabited Zero Wasted Space - 18:20

Exhibition 3 Sequential display of experiments and tools, 4 person house to a model of

30/ 01/ 2014 , developed to break down the conventional Inhabited Zero Wasted Space

Exhibition 3 Sequential display of experiments and tools, 4 person house to a model of

30/ 01/ 2014 , developed to break down the conventional Inhabited Zero Wasted Space


Sanatorium Zonnestraal An investigation in the adaptation of the Dresselhuys pavilion into a modern hospital ward Bas Gremmen Building Technology Exploration TUDelft, Netherlands

Description: Individual Project This re-design attempts to transform Duikers pavilion into a passive solar hospital ward. An Important criterion of health care design, the comfort of the patient was integral in the approach. The design of the southern faรงade aims at scaling down advanced technology such as nitrogen injected ETFE cushions to the human scale, such that the patient plays an integral role in the functioning of the faรงade. In this way, the patient is in control of his own comfort, and ultimately his own health; an important criteria in the healing process. This was also introduced in the separation of the patient rooms into individual climate zones, where each patient is in control of his/her air inlet, while the hospital is in control of the collective air output when it comes to cross ventilation in the summer months.

Nitrogen injected ETFE cushions become less transparent with temperature rise. This means no additional shading elements are needed. This allows for unobstructed view when facade is closed.

Passive Solar hospital ward Explorations on different ways to open the ETFE cushion facade

Environmenta Defining the solar pa exploring the hand man

al Explorations assive conditions and neuvered ETFE cushions

Custom buckle designed for rotating ETFE facade

Det Sections, elevation and axonometric d Dresselhuys pavilion of th

tails describing the Southern facade of the he Sanatorium Zonnestraal


An Urban Experiment Bachelor Thesis

John Sampson University of Sheffield, UK *Building Prize for final year work

Description: Individual Project As a reaction to increasing prices within the Northern Quarter of Manchester and the overpowering of large retail stores, this project aims to create a centre for nomadic artists who require an affordable workspace. An architectural system has been designed; a structural grid with service cores and sustainable modules. Each artists can buy a module and sell it on when they have finished. The modular growth of the facility is based on the artisans’ personal requirements for light, space and acoustics. Unpredictable urban relatioships will be formed. Could a global network of these facilities emerge to provide the nomadic artist with an affordable temporary address within different Urban Experiments?

Urban Model a Urban model exploring layers of co Site model exploring ligh

and Site Model onnectvity of the Northern Quarter ht conditions of the site

A con Spinning artistic fibres into

ncept o new urban relationships








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An Architect A structural grid_tw

tural System wo cores_the module

Kitchen location on every floor

Plan and Need for circulation influenci

Toilet core

Lift shaft


Space for market/exhibition of the work produced within the building

d Growth ing the way the facility grows

Urban scenarios_original at 1:50 _CAD drawing


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Birds Ey Placement of a module and the

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A Market for Ecclesall Road Bachelor 3 project

Andrew Budd Univeristy of Sheffield, UK

Description: Individual Project The aim of this proposal is to provide a much needed local food market to a prime gastronomic region in Sheffield. The market at basement level accomodates for meat, fish and dairy products.The structure from this rigid and organised basement level is carried through to ground level, forming a new streetscape on the site_filling an existing urban gap with a new streetscape. Within this streetscape lies a fluid and flexible street market. A cooking workshop sits within the market. This utilizes the different market layers, and allows local chefs to promote their flavours to the public.




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Market Heavy and permanent meat m the more temporary street m


t Plans market in the basement, versus market above, on ground level

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ROOF CONSTRUCTION: Composite slab < 1mm profiled sheeting, in-situ concrete, hard insulation, waterproof membrane, zinc cladding Frosted glass floor supported on aluminium frame 50 mm Polycarbonate panels Exposed rough concrete Zinc cladding wrapped around the fruit / vegetable stands Polycarbonate panels: open in a custom made fashion to allow for market stalls to be set up 10 x 10mm glass blocks allowing light to filter down to the corridor below


detail drawing_original at 1:20 _ink on paper; digitally processed


MAKS_Maribor Cultural Centre Maribor, Slovenia [European Capital of Cutlure 2012]

Design team: - Jurij Sadar, u.d.i.a. (Principal) - Bostjan Vuga, u.d.i.a., Grad. Dip. (AA) (Principle) - Vanja Gortnar, u.d.i.a. - Goran Golubic, u.d.i.a.

- Stavros Gargaretas, M.Eng - Jonathan Podborsek, B.Arch - Ana Krec, u.d.i.a., M.Arch - Victor Barbalato III, B.Arch - Edmond Muller Consutling team: - Structural: ATELIER ONE, London, ELEA iC, Ljubljana - Environmental: GENERA, Ljubljana - Traffic: LUZ, Ljubljana Individual responsibilities included: Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, 2D Design Development Documentation (Plans, Sections, Details), Physical modelling, Client Presentations, Communication with Atelier One, on Structural Principles

Description: Commission MAKS integrates the generic character of the industrial environment in which it is placed with the building’s specific visibility to and from the city centre. It is precisely this interplay between the neutrality of the black boxes, whose space can be adapted to host any event or performance, and the (pro)scenic attractiveness of the location, where each event in the Centre becomes an event for the city. The width of MAKS´s raised platform extending over the riverfront becomes an identifying feature of the entire city, its landmark. While the Grand Foyer unfolds under this raised platform, above it, the Garden occupies what is essentially the roof of MAKS, the great city belvedere. Inside the platform, the Salon, Maribor’s big urban living room is created.

MAKS Project


MAKS Plans_Le Plans cutting through black box perfo

evel 0, Level +1 ormance spaces and salon on level +1

Structural Development sketches in collaboration wi

will support the lightweight fl Typically, trusses would be p running from the walls of the


VERTICAL LOAD BEARING STRUCTURE columns and forming the lon

the structure, however, the a

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roof beams running on a par



ction AA

on AA

sion, such as at the column The main challenge for the structure is to create p of the chord. cantilever of the first floor.truss In order to achieve thi avoid excessive forces and deflections we are pr performed prelimin duce steel trussesWe the have full depth of the space (up checked floor allowable stresses will support the lightweight and roof and ap Typically, trusses would be parallel and spaced structural work to do, howeva running from the walls of the theatre contin explained in theseblock diagrams columns and forming the long cantilever. This is t the structure, however, the alignment of the truss amended based on the programme of spaces in This appears to be a more random loadpath, alth and spans of the cranked trusses only differ in a All the truss chords are laterally restrained every roof beams running on a parallel grid. In areas o sion, such as at the column positions, this preven of the truss chord.





l Concept ith ATELIER ONE on Cantilever Structure

We have performed preliminary analysis on the fr checked allowable stresses and deflections. Clea structural work to do, however, we are happy tha explained in these diagrams are valid.

MAKS Lon Showing key details and technolog

ng Section gy of the black box theatre spaces

MAKS Sho Showing key details of cantile

ort Section evering structure and facade

MAKS In View towards the back of MA

n Context AKS from its industrial context


K66 Smartinska Partnership_Window to the par Ljubljana, Slovenia

Design team: - Jurij Sadar, u.d.i.a. (Principal) - Bostjan Vuga, u.d.i.a., Grad. Dip. (AA) (Principle) - Stavros Gargaretas, M.Eng - Victor Barbalato III, B.Arch - Milena Zindovic, u.d.i.a., M.Arch - Janko Radojevic, u.d.i.a., MSc - Diana Isabel Almeida Moutinho Pereira

Description: Invited Competition Window to the park is comprised of two interlocking elements. the ‘residential ribbon’ and the ‘mixed use carrier. The massing of the residential ribbon is a result of the application of environmental parameters such as solar and light gain, prevailing winds, views and privacy. The ribbon is divided into clusters of housing defined by access cores. Each cluster has a mix of apartment typologies: Terrace apartments; double-sided apartments; standard apartments; studios; penthouse; duplex. The carrier is a large slab element at the base of the complex, which is occupied by a rich mix of public program. Its toof acts as a public plaza to the north and a residential courtyard to the south; light wells penetrate the carrier and allow light to the retail at ground level.

Consulting team: - Structural: ATELIER O - Environmental: TRAN ENERGIETECHNIK Gm - Traffic: LUZ, Ljubljana


ONE, London NSSOLLAR mbh, Stuttgart

Individual responsibilities included: Programm Distribution, Facade Development, 2D Documentation (Sections), Communication with Atelier One and Transsollar on Structural and Environmental Principles, Competition Panels

K66 Project V


K66 Form find

K66 Plan showing pro

ding models

ogram distribution

K66 Long Exploration of resi

g Section idential typologies

optimised microclimate

city-wide bicycle network

child care pedestrian friendly scale

district energy biomass/

power chilled water loop

hot water loop

waste recycling / re-use biomass utilized for energy generation

direct cooling ground water heat rejection

Environmental Diagram - Urban Scale

summer winds heat island reduction due to open structure

reused materials minimized grey energy

high reflective facade materials reused optimum solar orientation


hybrid ventilation system 2


earth duct - preheating - precooling - fresh air supply for podium material management

microclimate 1: elevated urban plaza microclimate 2: private courtyard

irrigation toilets washing


hot water generation

district chilled water system / heat district hot water system

Environmental Diagram - Building Scale

Environmen Strategies at different scales

reused material - local material materials with low-embedded energy rain water collection water saving fixtures

local energy (solar thermal) shading

minimization of waste and collection / separation

local food greenery improves microclimate natural ventilation PVC cells

radiant system for heating/cooling

reused material - local material materials with low-embedded energy

dual-flush toilets


Environmental Diagram - Apartment Scale

Optimized Building Shape - Solar Orientation

ntal Design and solar optimization study

K66 Long Exploration of resi

g Section idential typologies


DIONYSIAN TOWER - Pireaus tower facade resto Athens, Greece

Design team: - Jurij Sadar, u.d.i.a. (Principal) - Bostjan Vuga, u.d.i.a., Grad. Dip. (AA) (Principle) - Stavros Gargaretas, M.Eng - Vanja Gortnar, u.d.i.a. - Janko Radojevic, u.d.i.a., MSc

Consulting team: - Structural: ATELIER O - Environmental: TRAN ENERGIETECHNIK Gm

Individual responsibilities included: Conceptual Design, Facade Development, Renderings, All 2D Documentation (Sections, Plans, Exploded Axonometric), Communication with Structural and Environmental Consultants, Competition Panels and Project Description

Description: Open Competition Greek festivals involve a temporary transformation of an existing public space, achieved through the use of signs of festivity; hanging flags; music; color. Their character is that of an ideal public event - a Dionysian gathering. This project presents a re-enactment of this street transformation, with the hope of changing the outdated symbolism of this tower, to a timeless symbol of festivity.This is achieved with the creation of a Greek veranda; a space between two skins screened from extreme weather conditions. Varying environmental parameters effect the treatment of the exterior skin, which acts as a microclimatic filter.


ONE, London NSSOLLAR mbh, Stuttgart

glass facade with window openings /Sentryglas, DuPont/

cable net connected to structural ring /Alesta coating, DuPont/




structural ring connecting back to the structure of the tower

LED strips connected to cable net

/Alesta coating, DuPont/

Facade Detail and E Facade density and shading elements en

3 types of flexible membranes

rain protection: ETFE Membrane low-e coating solar shading + rain protection: PTFE Membrane low-e coating PV cells + solar shading + rain protection: thin protective layer flexible PV cells 3

ETFE membrane low-e coating 90% of PV cells

60% of PV cells

30% of PV cells

Environmental Study nforced by detailed environmental study

Dionysia A new microclimate

an Tower e between two skins


Art Athens Pavilion Athens, Greece

Design team: - Giannis Douridas, Dipl RIBA 2, MA (AA) (Principle) - Stavros Gargaretas, M.Eng

Description: Commission The pavilion recognizes its unique setting on the Beach of Ellinikon, and takes the visitors through a cathartic journey. The journey begins inside the Batminton stadium, in which the Art Athina exhibition takes place and out towards the mesmerizing view of the sea. This flow towards the view of the horizon, is reflected in the materiality of the pavilion. this manifests in a continuous flow of ropes which begins in the entrance of the pavilion from inside the exhibition and finishes on the terrace together with the journey through the space. The rope undulates, forming spaces of high and low pressure, controlling in this way, the way that the visitors are guided through the space.

Individual res Conceptual D Drawings and

sponsibilities included: Development, Material Selections, Pavilion Construction Overview, All d Renderings.

Art Athina Pavili

ion Photographs

Art Athina P Flow and movemen

Pavilion Plan nt through the space

Art Athi Featuring a flow th

ina Video hrough the pavilion


WRC Rally Acropolis, Trophy Design Athens, Greece

Design team: - Giannis Douridas, Dipl RIBA 2, MA (AA) (Principle) - Stavros Gargaretas, M.Eng - Jason Spiliotakos, Dipl RIBA 2

Description: Commission The trophy of any race is a reward that symbolizes victory. A memento that attempts to freeze and immortalize a great personal achievement. The design of this years Rally Acropolis trophy tries to capture this very moment of victory as well as the route that this international competition has taken throughout its history and in the Greek Landscape. Its strict geometry is directly associated with the ancient historic commemorative stones which narrate important battles and events. Its material, the white marble of Dionysos, is the same marble used in the monuments of the Acropolis. Its wooden detail from the Greek olive tree functions to depict and imitate the Greek landscape and define Greek tradition. The piece of marble varies in thickness, exposing its monolithic nature and revealing its transparency as it gets thinner. The wood of the olive tree flows into the surface and geometry of the marble while simultaneously provides a contrast with the whiteness the marble reflects.

Individual res Conceptual D Presentation M

sponsibilities included: Development, Material Selections, Communication with Marble Quarry, Material for Client (WRC - FIA World Rally Championship) .

Trop Race and ceremony of t

phy the 2011 Rally Acropolis

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