<index >A3LAB Founded by Asterios Agkathidis in 2006, a3lab operates as a network based laboratory, specialized in architecture, interior, design research and digital design / manufacturing. It is not a classical architectural practice, but functions mainly through the web, combining different expertise, according to the projects actual needs. With its main bases in Frankfurt, Shanghai and Thessaloniki, the laboratory now expands its network in the UK, hoping to enrich its portfolio with even more exciting projects. > ABOUT ASTERIOS..... Born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Asterios Agkathidis studied architecture in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, completing his postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Staedelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt in 2001. He became a partner in the architectural practice b&k+ in Cologne until 2004, then worked for VMX architects, Amsterdam until 2005. He later founded the architecture and research laboratory a3lab Frankfurt-Thessaloniki and has been planning and realizing projects around the world since then. His work has been published, awarded and exhibited widely. His teaching and lecturing experiences include AdbK Nuremberg, Darmstadt University of Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Thessaly, Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Columbia University and the Staedelschule Architecture Class. He was visiting assistant professor at the Lebanese American University and senior lecturer at Raffles Design Institute Shanghai. Today he holds a Lectureship for Digital Design at the University of Liverpool. He recently published his 5th book "computational architecture" distributed globally by BIS publishers (Amsterdam) and Page One publishers (Singapore).