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Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou


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Laertis-Antonios Ando Vassiliou (1983), is a Greek-Japanese origin architect who lives and works in Haarlem, Netherlands. In 2008 he completed his studies in Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, having already important distinctions and two projects in Rhodes, the place of his origin. In 2010, he began postgraduate studies at TU Delft, Holland, as a scholar of SSF. Since then he worked on internationally recognized architectural practices of the Netherlands (Mecanoo, UNStudio) and as a freelancer, winning honors and awards in competitions. In 2014, he established a design platform named OPA Open Platform for Architecture where he published the popular and awarded project Casa Brutale (2015), part of the Terra Mater architectural trilogy Terra Mater which will start getting built in Lebanon in 2017. In October 2016 parallel to OPA he founded his personal Architectural practice (LAAVArchitects), which now has an international portfolio of projects in more than 6 countries.