• Faidra Oikonomopoulou TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment


This dissertation aims to explore the possibilities and constraints of employing cast glass for structural, self-supporting applications in architecture. This chapter summarizes and discusses the main outcomes of the dissertation. Initially, responses to the sub-research questions are given, presenting their particular findings. Based on the latter, a comprehensive answer to the main research question driving the research project is given. Recommendations for further developments in the field are given in Chapter 10.

Author Biography

Faidra Oikonomopoulou, TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Faidra (Phaedra) Oikonomopoulou was born on 1984 in Athens, Greece. In 2009 she graduated with a diploma (MSc) of Architect Engineer from the Faculty of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens [NTUA], ranking among the top students in her class. For the coming one year she worked both as an architect engineer in Athens and as a travel article contributor. In 2010 she followed a second master degree in Building Technology at the Delft University of Technology. It was her MSc thesis initiative that introduced her to glass as a structural material: "The design of a fully glass pavilion for the Temple of Apollo Epikourios in Peloponnese". She proudly presented the findings of her thesis in Challenging Glass 3 Conference. Following her graduation in 2012, Faidra embarked on an adventure in Namelok, a Maasai village in Kenya, to work on the use of mud bricks for construction and pursue her other big passions: travelling and wildlife spotting. Many elephants and lions later she returned to Delft as a researcher for a project on innovative glass joints, followed by a six-month internship in an engineering office specializing in structural glass applications in Athens.


How to Cite
OIKONOMOPOULOU, Faidra. Conclusions. A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, [S.l.], n. 9, p. 297-314, nov. 2019. ISSN 2214-7233. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 aug. 2020. doi: