Marirena Kladeftira is an architect with a strong interest in novel approaches to design based on digital fabrication. She is a PhD researcher at the chair of Digital Building Technologies, where she researches additive joints for spatial lightweight structures. Her research addresses complexity in architectural components, that can be encoded into design and fabricated through additive manufacturing.
She received her Diploma in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens and has also studied in ENSA Paris Val de Seine and ETH Zürich, specializing in Digital Fabrication in Architecture. Before joining DBT, she was a visiting researcher at the Transformable Intelligent Environments Laboratory of TUC.