Research Assistant, Centre for Natural Material Innovation
Antiopi Koronaki is an architect engineer working as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Natural Material Innovation of the University of Cambridge. Her work focuses on the development of an automated, digital design and fabrication workflow for precision engineered timber on large-scale applications. During her PhD studies at the University of Bath her research focused on the optimization of freeform space-frame structures for fabrication. Through a thorough analysis and correlation of geometrical complexity, scale and advanced manufacturing processes, she developed a computational tool for the reduction of the construction cost of complex space-frames, in compliance with fabrication requirements. Her research interests lie at the intersection of computational design, complex geometry, novel material systems and advanced fabrication techniques. Since 2014 Antiopi has taught at an undergraduate and graduate level at the Architectural Association and the University of Bath. She has also organised and led a number of workshops internationally, focusing on digital fabrication and computation. Her work experience includes a range of international projects as a member of the bridge team of Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London. She gained an MSc in Emergent Technologies and Design (Dist.) from the Architectural Association, London, and a Master in Architecture-Engineering from N.T.U.A., Athens.