Anamorphosis Architects was founded in 1992 by Nikos Georgiadis, Panagiota (Tota) Mamalaki, Kostas Kakoyiannis, and Vaios Zitonoulis. Based in Athens, the Anamorphosis team is engaged in practical design work in a wide range of fields, including buildings, urban design, advertising, video projects, and graphic design, while simultaneously participating in theoretical research and experimentation. The design method of this practice is based on Nikos Georgiadis spatio-psychoanalytic research involving a symptomatic spatial approach of the Lacanian theory of psychoanalysis; it explores the psychoanalytic dimension of architectural experience and design, as well as the question of architectural/spatial remodification of psychoanalysis. Along these lines Georgiadis is developing a new theory of space: 'anamorphosis' which can be applied to urban design, buildings, small scale projects, graphic design, moving image, advertising, text usage - all fields in which the team of Anamorphosis currently work and has already acquired significant design experience. Independent research and experimentation have become regular activities of Anamorphosis; examples include work done for the AD/ Architectural Design magazine including the research for Open Air Cinemas in Athens (1994), the Tracing Architecture editorial concept (1998), and their involvement in seminars, conferences, workshops and academic work for Greek and European Institutions and Universities (from 2000 until the present). Work by Anamorphosis' has been published in Architectural Design Magazine (1994, 1996, 1998, 2004), 10X10 Phaidon (2000) and other international press and media. Their work has also been commented on by recognized theorists and critics; and has been presented at the ICA London (2000); in European, Mexican, Turkish, and Greek Universities; the 8th Venice Architectural Biennale (2002); the 1st Rotterdam Biennale (2003); the 50th Venice Art Biennale (2003); the ‘Snow Show’ Cultural Event Finland 2004 and the Art-Centre Basel (2006-9). Such work has already created a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas, in relation to other architects and specialists on an international level.

See also:
Anamorphosis Architects, Nikos Georgiadis

2004, 'Anamorphosis. Architectural theory and practice - Projects', Design + Art in Greece (Themata Horou & Technon), issue No 35, pp. 56-69.
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>>An edited extract of an interview given by Nikos Georgiadis.
Interviewed by Chania local press and television, for the exhibition 'Anamorphosis: Total Design',
Chania, Crete, Greece, 19th June 1998.

Founding members of ANAMORPHOSIS architects, 1992
>>Michele Emmer, Professor of Mathematics, Rome University, Michele Emmer (ed.),
2005, Mathematics and Culture II, Berlin: Springer, pp.65-66, 77.

>>Nikos Sideris M.D., Psychiatrist-Psychoanalyst, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Thessalia,
Jan. 2004, Psychoanalysis in 'Anamorphosis'.

>>Orestis Doumanis, Publisher of Architecture in Greece and Design Review
2003, 'The "Architectural Idiom" at risk', Architecture in Greece (Architektonika Themata), Vol 37, p. 27.
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>>Panos Dragonas, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Patras,
2003, 'Venice 2002. The Mute "Mostra'', Architecture in Greece (Architektonika Themata), Vol 37, p. 26
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>>Panos Dragonas, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Patras,
2003, 'Anamorphosis in Venice', Architecture in Greece (Architektonika Themata), Vol 37, p. 17.
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>>Roger Connah, Architectural Historian, Writer and Film Maker,
2000, '...about Anamorhosis + Museum', 10 x 10, London: Phaidon press, pp.41-43.

>>Clare Melhuish, Architectural Critic and Writer, Clare Melhuish (ed.),
1996, 'Why Anthropology' Editorial, 'Architecture & Anthropology', Architectural Design Magazine, Vol 66, pp. 11-12.

>>Anthony C. Antoniades, AIA, Professor of Architecture, University of Texas,
Sept. 1985, 'Restoration and Exploration of The Avant-Garde in Greece', Architecture, Review of the American Institute of Architects.

>>International architectural competitions that Anamorphosis have participated in and awards won.

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