Panagiotis Michalatos is an architect and lecturer in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds an MSc in applied IT from Chalmers Technical University in Sweden. Between 2006 and 2010 he worked as a computational design researcher for the London based structural engineering firm AKT. While in AKT along with colleague Sawako Kaijima they provided consultancy and developed computational solutions for a range of high profile projects by architecture practices such as ZHA, Thomas Heatherwick, Fosters and partners, Future systems and others.

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Their work, in the development of computational design as a quasi-discipline in-between disciplines has been published and presented in international conferences. They have also developed a range of software applications for the intuitive and creative use of structural engineering methods in design. Panagioti’s work in interaction design and digital media has resulted in a long lasting collaboration with Stockholm based contemporary dance company CCAP, most recently for the performance “cut-outs and trees” that was shown in Venice dance Biennale in 2010.

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