Archoff intends to provide high-quality architectural services incorporating digital technology and digital fabrication into architectural design. The goal is to design, fabricate and install architectural interactive systems and spaces, creating smart, re-adaptable bio-climatic buildings and architectural elements. The new trend in architectural design is the integration of smart materials and programmed interactive systems that read the user’s needs and adapt accordingly. The integration into the designing process of digital fabrication methods and tools offers solutions that are not possible with conventional design and manufacturing methods. The Experience in the field of architectural interactive systems through distinguished research and academic activity (NTUA Architecture degree and postgraduate studies, construction of distinguished European award-winning interactive systems), as well as collaborations with research teams in Greece and abroad, gives Archoff  the regular advantage of being at the cutting edge of developments.

 

Charalampos TriantosArchitect engineer, Msc in Design Space Culture, Phd  NTUA (current)

Lead Architect, HUMERUS R&D

Charalampos Triantos is an Architectural Engineer (NTUAthens), also holding an MSc in DesignSpaceCulture (NTUAthens). Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the NTUAthens School of Architecture, researching on the potential use of open source platforms and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) hardware in architectural design and digital fabrication. He is an expert in the collective, crowdsourcing platforms and the implementation of Do It Yourself hardware into the architectural design and construction. Charalampos is the CEO and founder of Archoff  and responsible for HUMERUS R&D , as he is demonstrating prominent skills in mechanical thinking and problem solving. Between 2013-2017 he was employed as a teaching assistant in the NTUAthens School of Architecture, exploring the fields of architectural technology in mass-customization and digital fabrication. He has participated in international and domestic conferences, presenting Archoff  main principle  on the theory of  hacking , opening up and sharing the scientific knowledge that now accommodates in heavy industry artifacts. Having both professional and research background in the domain of digital fabrication, Charalampos acknowledges that heavy industry machines are complicated to use, big in size and costly. Experiencing the everyday needs of an architect and considering that the tools of design and modeling should follow the global trends, his vision is at bringing the robotic technology to the design activities, promoting it as simple as a design software. Additionally, he practices architecture in Greece, participates in architectural competitions, works as a tutor and consultant for 3D design and animation and has organised interactive workshops in the context of Archoff.