Natasa Lianou – Ermis Chalvatzis
Ermis Chalvatzis and Natassa Lianou are directors of Lianou Chalvatzis Architects (LC-A), based in London. Through their practice they promote their vision about ‘Smart Design Elegance’ as they call their philosophy and design process. They design efficient architectural solutions to real-world problems, which respond and adapt to the current socio-economic environment of each place, time and constrains, connecting people and enabling social interaction. Efficiency, economy, sustainability, materiality and high-aesthetics are the key parameters in their design process. The practice’s work focuses in commercial building projects, masterplanning and infrastructure schemes as well as high profile smaller scale designs, aiming to bring meaningful design to the everyday lives of a broader audience.
Prior establishing their firm, they gained rich experience through their trajectory at Zaha Hadid Architects. While at ZHA they were part of the elite design core team of Zaha Hadid as Senior Architects and they were involved in various scale projects. Some of the major projects that they have designed and worked for, while at ZHA, have transformed and gave new perspective to Hadid’s office, expanding ZHA’s portfolio into momentous world class projects such as, the New Beijing Airport.