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Theo Games Petrohilos

First Year Design Tutor

Theo is an architect, designer and artist. He is a founding director of London and Hong Kong based studio Unknown Works.

He is fascinated by the human condition, the development of cities the interactions of social and urban environments and the mechanics of space distribution. Craft, fabrication, continual experimentation, and both social and design narrative form a key role in his approach which seeks to continually question pre-existing modes of design and production.

His studio currently works internationally on a wide range of arts, cultural and residential projects. They have most recently completed ‘Brightbox Phase 1’ – a prototype for an off-grid community hub, clinic and school in Bidi-Bidi Refugee Settlement in the North of Uganda, ‘Scotts TKL’ a concept fish and chip shop in Chengdu, China which transposed 3D scanned chippies through digital fabrication to form all elements from dynamic facade to furniture, a series of music studios, and installations and pavilions both in which examine the densification of cities including ‘Space Gap’ pavilion for LDF 18 and ‘Residual City’ inhabiting and programming forgotten spaces in HK.

Educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London he has previously worked at Studio Egret West where he led a wide portfolio of projects at all scales and stages of development. From infrastructure and large scale urban developments to mixed use, civic buildings, and speculative provocations. Theo worked closely with the London Underground to create the London Underground Design Idiom which seeks to re-define how one of London’s most defining networks is designed. Prior to this, he worked at Alsop architects, David Chipperfield Architects and Make Architects. He is also a visiting critic at the Bartlett.

Theo is an Architect and designer with a concern to create architectures and environments that stimulate, intrigue and delight their inhabitants.