AVIA || N.O.I.A.  is a design studio founded in 2020 by computational designer & biologist Alexiou Dota based in Greece. Standing at the crossover between art, science and technology the main focus is generative algorithmic design methods. The point of departure is mainly the processes of digital morphogenesis used to generate structures as an abstraction of nature’s generative processes and strategies. Biological forms and their behavior emerge from processes. Engaging these processes, to a place of number, algorithm and pattern, the very roots of order, the nature of form is trapped in the invisible realm of code. This generative logic leads to codified designs. Emerging structures that seem to occupy the middle zone between discreteness and infinity, instead of plain verbatim copies of natural form, are structures that possess properties of living systems, rhythms and connection. Beyond  vision there always hides a simple mathematical tale that informs the design.  AVIA || NOIA projects blends algorithms and haecceities, the discrete qualities of objects that define them as unique.

by Alexiou Dota

Alexiou Dota is  currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her PhD research is mainly focused on algorithmic design methods, aiming towards transforming organized complexity into wholeness, using field effects and symmetry as the main tools. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Faculty of Sciences, School of Biology, AUTH), a Master’s degree in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (Faculty of Sciences, School of Physics, AUTH) and a  Master’s degree in Advanced Desing : Innovation and Transdisciplinarity in Architectural Design (Faculty of Engineering, School of Architecture, AUTH ). Her main research focus is on: Codifying design process towards enchanting algorithms,  organized complexity and growing detail leading to high-resolution architectures, the ornamental dimension of structure, symmetry as a generative force, digital design + fashion & digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing.